According to NBC 12, a shooting occurred outside the Hopewell Wawa gas station at 907 Colonial Corner Dr, Hopewell, VA 23860.
Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2022, police received a call of a shooting at the gas station. They arrived to find a victim suffering from multiple gunshot injuries. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but died later. The suspect, Demonte Jones, is still being sought by the police.
Kevin Biniazan, an attorney contributor for Legal Herald, is an experienced gun crimes injury lawyer. He often represents the families of those fatally shot in civil lawsuits. Kevin recently provided a more detailed look at the legal options afforded to the surviving family members of victims fatally shot at gas stations, including when they can pursue a civil case for financial compensation.
"Like other commercial property owners, gas station owners have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for both customers and employees. Owners should take proper safety precautions around the property seriously. These safeguards could include adequate lighting and operational security cameras. If a gas station owner fails to maintain the safety of their property and a violent incident occurs, such as a shooting, they may be held liable."
"If a victim is tragically shot at a gas station, their family should consult with an experienced shooting victim attorney to discuss their legal options. The lawyer will help determine if the property owner did everything in their power to prevent the crime from happening. If the gas station owner was aware of rising violence in the area, they would be responsible for beefing up security to try to reduce any risk. In many cases of negligence, victims or their families may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit to seek compensation."