The Georgetown Police Department in South Carolina is persistently seeking a third suspect linked to a fatal shooting incident that transpired at a gas station on the morning of June 23, 2023.
Keonne Nysir Spann, a 21-year-old, is the target of a murder warrant following the incident which occurred at approximately 12:50 a.m. at the Money Saver service station on Highmarket Street, according to Major Nelson Brown.
The victim of the tragic event, identified by the Georgetown County Coroner’s Office, was 37-year-old Reginald Green.
Earlier on the same day, two other implicated individuals, Montasia Leshay Cokley, aged 20, and Jaheim Robert Johnson, also 20, willingly turned themselves over to the authorities, as revealed by Major Brown.
Police received Cokley's surrender in the morning, while Johnson presented himself to law enforcement personnel at around 1:15 p.m. Both individuals are facing charges as accessories to the murder and are currently detained at the Georgetown County Detention Center as they await a bond hearing.
The police advise that Spann is potentially armed and should be deemed dangerous.
How to Hold a Gas Station Liable for Negligent Security in South Carolina
In South Carolina, gas stations, like any other premises, have a duty to maintain a safe environment for customers. This includes providing adequate security to prevent foreseeable crimes. When they fail in this duty, they could potentially be held liable for negligent security. Here's how you can proceed with such a claim:
1. Identify a Breach of Duty
The first step is to identify if there was a breach of duty on the part of the gas station. You must be able to prove that the gas station was negligent in providing adequate security measures, which may include well-lit areas, functioning security cameras, trained security personnel, or secure premises.
2. Establish Foreseeability
The next crucial step is establishing foreseeability. This means showing that the gas station should reasonably have anticipated the crime because similar incidents had occurred in the past or the area was known to be unsafe.
3. Prove Causation
You must then prove that this negligence directly led to the crime and your subsequent injury or loss. This often requires a detailed understanding of legal causation and may require expert testimony.
4. Consult with a Legal Professional
Due to the complexities involved in negligent security cases, it's recommended to consult with a legal professional. They can provide expert guidance and help ensure you have a strong case before proceeding.
Remember, every situation is unique, and the aforementioned steps are a general guide. Always consult with a legal professional to understand your specific circumstances and the best course of action.
Our Negligent Security Attorneys are Here to Fight for You
If you’ve been the victim of a violent criminal attack on the property of a business, like a hotel, apartment complex, restaurant, gas station, convenience store, or bar, you should speak with an experienced negligent security lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to compensation. You can contact us online or you can call our downtown Orlando, Florida law office at (321) 352-7588 to schedule your consultation.
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