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On August 28, DeKalb County Police responded to a shooting at a shopping center in the 400 block of North Indian Creek Drive. There, police found Kamaal Mogardo shot dead inside his vehicle in the parking lot of the shopping center. According to witnesses, several males approached the vehicle on foot and began shooting. The investigation is ongoing.
Because details are so limited, many important questions remain about this incident. As they pertain to a civil case, important questions and areas of investigation might include:
Why was Mr. Mogardo at the shopping center?
Who were the shooters involved?
Were they patrons? Guests? Trespassers?
How long were they gathered, and what led up to the shooting?
Did the victim and the shooters know each other or have a prior history?
Did the shooters have a significant criminal history?
What security measures were in place at the Shopping Center, and were those functioning at the time?
These questions can help paint a clearer picture of why this incident occurred and whether it should have been prevented. As gun violence continues to be a problem in Clarkston, answers and understanding can help prevent future gun violence in the community.
Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced wrongful death lawyer, has represented many families of those killed or injured by the actions or negligence of others, including those shot and killed at shopping centers. Mr. Mickelsen offered the following commentary on this situation:
“Owners and property managers can and should take reasonable steps to help prevent violence on their properties – for example, adequate lighting, secured fences, security patrols, off-duty officers, trespass lists, and visible cameras can all help to deter crime. 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 so that they can evaluate what security measures are necessary. Carefully tracking incidents with tenants and guests can also help prevent violence. If someone has been a problem on the property, they should not be allowed to return for the safety of the tenants and their guests. You can’t prevent all crime, but property owners should certainly take steps to discourage it from occurring on the property and risking customer safety.”
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