According to Click Orlando, a man was shot and killed in the CVS parking lot located at 6217 Silver Star Rd, Orlando, FL 32808.
On Sunday, January 30, 2022, a 78-year-old was shot and killed by two carjackers as he was returning to his car after picking up a prescription. The suspects took the keys to his car and drove over the victim as he lay on the ground.
On Thursday, February 3, 2022, police arrested two suspects in the shooting, Javonne Marece White and Jasmine Yvonne Munro. They are being charged with first-degree murder and carjacking with a firearm.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard is an experienced violent crime lawyer who represents families of victims of fatal shootings. Michael discussed some of the options available for the surviving family members who have died in shootings on commercial parking lots.
"Commercial business owners have a duty to provide reasonably safe premises for their customers and staff. Therefore, anyone who parks in their parking lots should be offered a reasonable level of security. Adequate security measures to protect from preventable dangers, such as shootings, include security cameras and strong lighting, among others. If an investigation finds that the commercial property owner did not take adequate steps to promote a secure parking lot, the injured victim, or their surviving family members, could possibly collect damages as a result."
"However, for a commercial property owner to be considered liable, a victim's lawyer will need to prove there was negligence on behalf of the owner and the crime was foreseeable. If the property owner knew of violence increasing in the area but failed to improve their security measures, the crime could be deemed foreseeable. By filing a lawsuit against the negligent property owner, the victim or their family may be eligible to receive compensation for their damages."