Pompano Beach, Florida – One man is dead and was injured in a shooting outside of a Pompano Beach apartment complex.
The fatal shooting occurred Saturday evening when two men who were outside an apartment complex on Avondale Drive were approached by one or more persons. Shots were fired and the victims were transported to North Broward Medical Center in Deerfield Beach where injuries to one of them proved to be fatal.
The shooting is being investigated by BSO homicide detectives. They asked anyone with information to call BSO Homicide Det. Frank Ilarraza at 954-321-4210 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477, or online to www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
Many violent crimes are “crimes of opportunity”, meaning they are committed in the place which affords the perpetrator the best opportunity to avoid being seen or caught. Very often that place turns out to be a commercial property like an apartment complex, night club, bank or automated teller machine (ATM) where safety and security have been neglected.
In Florida, a land or business owner has a legal duty to provide a reasonably safe premises for their invited guests, patrons or residents. This duty includes a duty to protect against the foreseeable, preventable criminal acts of third parties.
There are several things land or business owners can do to protect their guests and possibly avoid a premises security case being filed against them. These include among other things, keeping landscaping trimmed to increase visibility and improving the lighting.
When land or business owners fail to provide a reasonably safe premises and someone is injured or killed as a result, they may be held liable for the resulting injuries or death on the theory of negligent or inadequate security. Negligent security cases ultimately help to make our communities safer. The crime victim’s compensation will depend on many factors and each incident must be independently evaluated.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of violent crime, call a Florida premises security lawyer at my law firm today for a free consultation about your potential inadequate security case. Our trial lawyers are experienced in all types of catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice cases.