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PARAMOUNT: Abd Alla Thabet Killed In Shooting Outside Bank of America During Robbery Along Paramount Boulevard


Mar 2, 2019

Abd Thabet Paramount: 38-year-old Businessman Identified As Abd Alla Thabet Died During Robbery And Shooting Outside of Bank of America Located On Paramount Boulevard

PARAMOUNT, CALIFORNIA (March 2, 2019) – A well-known businessman identified as Abd Alla Thabet has tragically died on Friday in a robbery / shooting outside Bank of America on Paramount Boulevard.

Abd Alla Thabet may have been defending himself when he was shot by one or two of the robbery suspects. The victim frequently used Bank of America. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene of the shooting at the Bank of america and performed CPR on the victim. Despite life-saving efforts he was later pronounced dead. 

The shooting took place around a busy shopping center. Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information about the accident to reach out to them at 323-890-5500.

This is not the first time that an armed robbery has taken place at the Bank of America on Paramount Boulevard. In 2011, police shot and killed a 31-year-old suspect after a report of an armed robbery at the Bank of America on Paramount Boulevard. 

Liability In Bank Shootings

Businesses must take steps to remove foreseeable sources of harm in order to prevent accidents on their property. This includes taking measures to ward off potential criminal activity which could injure guests. According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions, “[An owner of a business that is open to the public/A landlord] must use reasonable care to protect [patrons/guests/tenants] from another person’s harmful conduct on [his/her/its] property if the [owner/landlord] can reasonably anticipate such conduct.”

Criminal activity can be difficult to predict. However, a pattern of criminal activity at a certain location (or in a certain area) can be a useful indication to how much security a business should have in place. According to Delgado v. TraxBar & Grill (2005) 36 Cal.4th 224, 240 [30 Cal.Rptr.3d 145, 113 P.3d 1159, “[O]nly when ‘heightened’ foreseeability of third party criminal activity on the premises exists—shown by prior similar incidents or other indications of a reasonably foreseeable risk of violent criminal assaults in that location—does the scope of a business proprietor’s special-relationship-based duty include an obligation to provide guards to protect the safety of patrons.”

The level of security needed at a business can vary from one place to another. Minimal security might be needed at a bingo hall in a retirement home. Armed guards and security cameras may be needed outside of a high-risk location like a bank. Companies that fail to provide a reasonable level of security to help keep guests safe may face civil liability in the event of an attack. The family of a victim that dies in an attack at a bank may be able to seek justice through California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A premises liability attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are. 

Investigating A Bank Shooting

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Abd Alla Thabet as they are grieving such an incredible loss. We strongly encourage anyone that may have information about the suspects to reach out to LA homicide detectives. Bank of america should also look into what measures it can put in place to help prevent similar attacks in the future. 

If you or someone that you love has been attacked outside a Bank of America branch you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We can investigate your case free of cost and help get to the bottom of what happened. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to get more information about an incident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

Abd Alla Thabet Bank of America Shooting

PARAMOUNT: Abd Alla Thabet Killed In Shooting Outside Bank of America During Robbery Along Paramount Boulevard

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