UPDATED on 08/08/2016: Police have now identified the victim as Monique Brown, who is the mother of a young child.
A deadly shooting at Madison Cypress Lakes apartment complex in Memphis, Tennessee.
According to news reports, a young woman was shot and killed in a shooting at the Madison at Cypress Lakes apartment complex. What makes this shooting especially tragic is that this is hardly the first time the Madison apartment complex has been the scene of senseless violence. According to News Channel 5, it’s the third incident just this year in which their news crew has reported on a serious criminal incident at the complex.
History of Crime at the Apartment Complex
Another story reports that “[t]he complex has a history of violent crimes.” The story also reports that:
In June 2013, a pizza delivery driver was shot during an armed robbery at the complex. In March 2014, one person was shot during another armed robbery. Two months later, in May 2014, a man was stabbed several times by two men during an attempted robbery. Earlier this year, a woman was sexually assaulted by a man who broke into her apartment.
We know the law on Apartment Crime.
Just 8 months ago, our law firm concluded a lawsuit involving yet another shooting at Madison Cypress Lakes in Memphis, involving the senseless robbery and shooting of a pizza delivery driver. That lawsuit involved allegations of a shockingly low level of security given the Madison’s size, location, and finances.
Unfortunately, though, as confirmed by these local news reports, it appears that residents and visitors of the Madison at Cypress Lakes continue to be victimized by crime.
Obviously, not all crime is preventable. And not all crime that occurs at an apartment complex is the fault of the property owner. But all too frequently we find that large, out of town, corporate owners put profit over people, and they fail to implement reasonable security measures that could prevent innocent people from becoming victims of violent crime.
We represent crime victims and their families.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed at an apartment complex or other commercial property in or around Memphis or Nashville, call Wiseman Bray PLLC for help at 901-372-5003.
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