Negligent Security? 26-year-old Talando Whitmore in Shot and Killed Outside Putter’s Pub in Columbus, Ohio
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of Putter’s Pub on December 17, 2022. Putter’s Pub is at 6014 E. Livingston Ave. in Columbus, Ohio. Whitmore was involved in a fight in the bar before gunfire erupted in the parking lot. Police have charged Rashaun Thorpe, 29, in the shooting death of Whitmore.
Investigation and Questions
Because details are so limited, many important questions remain about this incident. As they pertain to a civil case for injuries and death occurring at a commercial property, important questions and areas of investigation might include:
- What led up to the alleged altercation?
- Did any of the victims and the shooters know each other or have a prior history?
- Did the shooter(s) have a significant criminal history?
- What security measures did the Putter’s Pub have in place to prevent something like this?
- Who were the shooters intending to shoot?
These questions can help clarify why this incident occurred and whether it should have been prevented. As gun violence continues to be a problem in this area, answers and understanding can help prevent future gun violence in the community.
How to Prevent Violence and Crime at Clubs, Lounges, and Lofts
Legal contributor Attorney Danny Dalton, an experienced wrongful death lawyer, has represented many families of those killed or injured by the actions or negligence of others. Mr. Dalton offered the following commentary on this situation:
“Owners and property managers can and should take reasonable steps to help prevent violence on their properties, especially when alcohol is served on the premises– for example, adequate lighting, security guards, trained bouncers, courtesy officers, off-duty officers, trespass lists, metal detectors, and 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 to keep their patrons safe. Owners and managers should request the 9-1-1 calls for service logs, crime grids, and police reports. You can’t prevent all crime, but property owners should certainly take steps to discourage it from occurring on the property and risking tenants.”
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