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Negligent Security? Venecia Miranda Woodruff, 49, Shot and Killed at Red Roof Inn in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Local news reports that at around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022, Venecia Miranda Woodruff was shot in the back at Red Roof Inn located at 6765 Pottery Rd in Spartanburg. The woman was transported to the hospital, where she later passed away. Police arrested a suspect.

Emerald Motel is a hot spot for crime. According to online reviews, the motel has “drug attics around” and “this place is full of hookers and drug dealers at night.” Another guest adds, “the place is full of gang activity and prostitution.”

Top 10 Signs of a Dangerous Hotel:

  • Poor lighting
  • Loitering
  • Broken Windows and Trash
  • Graffiti
  • Rooms rented by the hour
  • Extended-stay rentals
  • General High-Crime Area
  • Drug activity and paraphernalia
  • Bars on Windows and at Motel Office
  • Poor Online Reviews

How to Prevent Violence at Motels and Hotels?

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced crime victim lawyer, represents crime victims and gunshot victims injured or killed in shootings, stabbings, and assaults at hotels, motels, and other commercial properties.

“Motels or hotels can be hot spots for crime, and the out-of-town guests staying there oftentimes have no idea what they are walking into. I always encourage guests to read the reviews. Poor lighting conditions and loitering are key signs that danger may be near. The hospitality industry is responsible to its guests to provide a clean and safe environment. This is best achieved with adequate lighting, cameras, and security patrols.”

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 $30 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.

Anyone may contact our attorneys for a free consultation at (843) 804-0428 or (678) 641-9054 or by email at info@mickelsendalton.com.


Past results are not a guarantee of future results. The information contained in this post is from news articles and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct or remove this post upon request. The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice.

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