Action News 6 has reported that a shooting occurred at the Wawa located at 501 N Delsea Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360.
On January 13, 2022, a man was shot as he exited the gas station. Police arrived to find the victim had already died from his gunshot wound. Police have identified the suspected shooter as 19-year-old Shaqwil Marlow and are currently looking for him.
Marlow is being charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, in addition to criminal mischief. Police warn he may be armed and dangerous.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a shooting victim lawyer who represents families of victims fatally shot in civil lawsuits. During a recent discussion, we asked Brian can you sue someone for shooting you or a loved one.
"If a victim or family member has been injured or killed in a shooting, it is critical to understand the legal rights and options available for justice. It is always recommended that victims discuss their possible case with an experienced shooting victim lawyer."
"The first thing to know is that the commercial property owner, such as a gas station owner, has a legal obligation to provide a level of safety for their patrons. Proper security is a key to reducing the risk of preventable crime, such as shootings. Too often, when shootings take place, it is due to a lack of preventative security features such as security cameras, sufficient lighting, or functioning alarm systems. If a gas station owner has failed to provide ample security, they can be labeled negligent."
"When patrons are injured or killed on the property of a gas station, a full investigation must follow. The crime's circumstances should be investigated, including security and whether it could have been prevented. An experienced lawyer will try to determine if the crime was foreseeable. Often when the property or area has an increase in crime or violence, the gas station owner fails to increase their security. In such cases, negligence is a factor, and the victims or their families may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit."