BLG recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 20 year old man who was robbed of his wallet and shot by 2 men while taking out the trash to a parking lot dumpster located in the rear parking lot common area behind a Riverside restaurant. The Commercial Property owner and its related entities which owned, designed, controlled and professionally managed the rear parking lot common area provided completely inadequate lighting, no access control and no security measures whatsoever for its tenants and guests despite other prior instances of criminal activity including a prior robbery of a 30-year-old man in the same alley just 3 months before by 2 men under very similar circumstances. The lack of security equipment and personnel made this location ideal for robbery and getaway as evidenced by the fact that the perpetrators from the earlier incident were never identified and despite a massive effort, it took over a year to make an arrest in the later shooting. All indications are that this was a crime of opportunity and according to JSO Detectives the circumstances made the victim "easy pickings" for the perpetrators.
Media Coverage of the Daniel Rowe Case
NEWS 4 JAX Daniel Rowe's family files wrongful death lawsuit - Parents, fiancee sue owners of Blind Rabbit building, claiming negligence. Click the image to view the video.
NEWS 4 JAX Community remembers Daniel Rowe 1 year after Shooting - Rowe, 20, was shot while taking out the trash at work. Click the image to view the video.
ACTION NEWS JAX Lawyers for Daniel Rowe's family say his death could have been prevented. - Click the image to view the video.
Jacksonville.com - Click the image to read the full article.