Tragically, a 15-year-old Honors student, Terrance Denson, was shot and killed at the Gardenwood Apartments in Clayton County, Georgia. While details on what led up to the shooting are sparse, Clayton County Police Department continues to actively investigate the case. Local news reports that Mr. Denson attended Midtown High School. He and his family lived at the apartment complex.
In determining whether there is a potential negligent security or wrongful death case here, the following details are critical:
Did the victims and the shooter know each other or have a prior history?
What was the motive for the shooting?
Did the shooter have a significant criminal history?
Was the shooter a tenant or a known person at this apartment complex?
What is the history of prior crime and police response at, and around, the Gardenwood Apartments?
What security measures were in place at the Gardenwood Apartments?
Where, precisely, did the shooting take place?
The news article alludes to the complex being a “gated community.” Did the gate function?
Were there security cameras? If so, what did they capture?
Was a security officer on-site?
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