Fatal Shooting Inside a Pooler Apartment Complex
According to Savannah Now, on July 26, 2019, a shooting occured inside the Godley Station Apartments located at 385 N Godley Station Blvd, Pooler, GA 31322. One person was shot and left with life threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
At this time, the police have not identified any suspects, but they are suspicious of a white 2019 Toyota Corolla that may have been involved in the shooting. The potential suspects are expected to be charged with malice murder.
This shooting is the second homicide that has happened in Pooler this year. Pooler police are actively investigation the situation.
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Can Apartment Building Owners Be Held Responsible For Violent Crime on Their Property?
Attorney contributor Briant Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney specializes in civil cases dealing with violent crime victims. Below you can find his expert legal advice on apartment shootings and the potential options that victims and their families may have.
First, it is important to understand that commercial property owners are bound by the law to ensure the safety of all customers and employees on site. And to do this, they must offer adequate security – which may include things like video surveillance and security guards. Unfortunately, however, there are times when inadequate security measures can play a role in apartment shooting, like the one described in the aforementioned article. Under these circumstances, an apartment owner may be held liable for the violent crime that the victim was forced to endure.
But inadequate security alone is not enough to prove that the property owner was liable for the crime committed on or around the premises. Additionally, a violent crime victim’s attorney will most likely need to show that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in nature. This means that if an apartment owner learned of rising crime in the area and opted not to upgrade security, he or she may be held liable for the crime because it was reasonably foreseeable. Ultimately, then, inadequate security and a reasonably foreseeable crime must be shown before a property owner can be considered liable for a violent crime.
Have you been directly impacted by an apartment shooting? Or has someone close to you been injured in a similar situation? If so, we encourage that you reach out to one of our experienced crime victim attorneys today!
Location of Carlyle at Godley Station Apartments in Pooler, GA
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