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52-year-old Jenefer Herron Shot and Killed at a Circle K Gas Station in Augusta, Georgia

Posted By Danny Dalton | April 20 2022 | Negligent Security

Shooting at Circle K off of Walton Way in Augusta Georgia Takes the Life of Jenefer Herron.

On Monday, April 18, 2022, at 11:00 pm, Richmond County Sheriff’s officers responded to a shooting incident at the Circle K gas station on the 1700 block of Walton Way in Augusta, Georgia. Upon arrival at the Circle K, Officers found Jenefer Herron suffering from at least one gunshot wound and was taken quickly from the Circle K gas station to the Augusta Medical Center. Tragically, Ms. Herron succumbed to her injuries shortly thereafter.

Officers noted that the suspect had fled the scene before they arrived. However, officers were able to identify the suspect as 33-year-old Yelena Buckner of Augusta. Buckner has since been arrested and charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

Investigation and Questions

Although some reports state that an argument occurred between Ms. Herron and Buckner leading up to the shooting, that yields little helpful information about the incident itself and what actually occurred. As they pertain to a civil case, important questions and areas of investigation might include:

Did the victim and the shooter know each other or have a prior history?

Did the shooter have a significant criminal history?

Was the shooter a regular customer or presence at this Circle K?

What is the history of prior crime and police response at, and around, this Circle K

What security measures were in place at the Circle K?

If there was, in fact, an argument, what was the nature of the argument?

Where did the weapon come from?

These questions can help begin painting a clearer picture of why this incident occurred and whether it could have been prevented. Although nothing can bring back a loved one taken too early by gun violence, answers and understanding can help in the long journey to healing.

How to Prevent Violence and Crime at Gas Stations?

Legal contributor Attorney Danny Dalton, an experienced crime victim lawyer, represents crime victims and gunshot victims injured or killed in shootings, stabbings, and assaults at apartment complexes and commercial properties.

“Owners and operators of convenience stores and gas stations can take certain, reasonable steps to help prevent violence on their properties – for example, adequate lighting, controlled-access gates, fences, courtesy officers, security patrols, off-duty officers, trespass lists, and cameras. It is also important for property owners to request and monitor crime data to get a better idea of what is happening at and around the property. Owners and managers should request for the 9-1-1 calls for service logs, crime grids, and actual police reports. You can’t prevent all crime, but property owners should certainly take steps to discourage it from occurring on the property.”

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented dozens of gunshot and assault victims. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

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