Moises Palacios Stabbed In The Chest and Killed In The Lobby of Bronx Apartment Building On Friday; Assault Under Investigation
BRONX, NEW YORK (February 17, 2018) – A 33-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and killed in the lobby of a Bronx Park East apartment building on Friday.
Bronx police have been able to identify the victim of the stabbing as Moises Palacios.
A neighbor who lives in the apartment came across Moises Palacios and thought that he may be sleeping.
When the victim was flipped over there was a pool of blood beneath him and a 1 inch puncture wound was found in his chest.
Medics rushed Moises Palacios to the Jacobi Medical Center but doctors were not able to keep him alive. Tragically, he was later pronounced dead.
There is an ongoing criminal investigation into the attack. Those who knew him described him as an incredible and hard working person.
He worked long shifts and would send money back to his wife and daughter in Mexico.
LIABILITY IN ASSAULTS AT APARTMENT BUILDINGS
Generally speaking, building owners have a responsibility to provide their tenants and guests with a reasonably safe environment. Security measures like video cameras, locked doors and guards can all go a long way in helping to reduce crime at an apartment complex. A building owner’s responsibility to provide security at an apartment complex will typically increase in an area with a history of violence. If a building owner fails to provide an adequate level of security and this contributes to an assault or murder, the building owner may be held liable. A victim or their family may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic assault and murder of Moises Palacios. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they continue to grieve such an incredible loss. We encourage anyone that may have knowledge about what happened to contact the NYPD at 646-610-5000 for the sake of the victim’s family. As inadequate security lawyers and consumer safety advocates, we understand how important it is for apartment owners to have proper security measures in place. Steps need to be taken to help prevent tragedies like this from happening again in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been assaulted at an apartment complex you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.