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Negligent Security? 32-year-old Raymond Goodman Shot and Killed at Pilot Travel Center in Charlotte, NC.

Local news reports that on October 4, just after 11:30 p.m., two men were shot at a Pilot gas station and convenience store on Statesville Avenue. Both men were rushed to the hospital. Raymond Goodman, one of the shooting victims, died hours after the shooting. Goodman served in the Navy, was a member of an RB group, Metal Roze, and was well-known in the community. The other victim is in critical condition and fighting for his life. Police have not released information about the shooting.

Dangerous Gas Station?

Recent Google reviews suggest that an incident at this location was not surprising. A WBTV article states that “CMPD’s crime mapping software to do a search of all violent crimes within a half-mile radius of this location shows that, since June 1, more than a dozen violent crimes ranging from armed robbery to aggravated assault with a gun took place.”

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Top 10 Signs of a Dangerous Gas Stations:

  • Poor lighting
  • Loitering
  • Broken Windows and Trash
  • Graffiti
  • Poor Online Reviews
  • Bars on the Windows
  • High-Crime Area
  • Drug Activity and Paraphernalia
  • Gaming/Lotto Machines
  • Cuts/Holes in the Fencing

What Factors to Consider When Evaluating a Case?

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 gas stations, convenience stores, and other commercial properties.

  • Whether the shooter and victim knew each other
  • Whether the victim was the intended target
  • Whether the victim and the shooter engaged in mutual combat
  • The history of crime at the gas station
  • The lighting conditions
  • Whether there were operational surveillance cameras
  • The business owner’s knowledge of prior similar crimes 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 $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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