There is scary news out of Tampa this morning. For those of us who consider the city our backyard, the thought that a homicide occurring within its borders is downright frightening.
According to the most recent reports (as this is written), police responded to a 911 call in the early hours of the day. Before 4:00 AM, they arrived at the scene on Ravenwood Lane. There, they found the body of a deceased male. The details are not being released just yet, but authorities did suggest that it is a case of possible homicide in Tampa.
The unfortunate truth is that, regardless of how safe our surroundings might feel, there is always the risk of crime taking place. When people are pushed to mental and emotional extremes, they can strike out at others without warning. This much we have clearly seen in recent years, as many lives have been taken at the hands of upset individuals.
This was a small home, in a residential neighborhood, which makes the story even harder to digest. Surely, there will be much more about the homicide case as the day moves on, but this should also be a reminder that it is wise to consider the security of your own home. How easy do you make it for a mentally unstable person to enter your home? Locking doors and windows, of course, is recommended, but authorities also suggest home security systems. Though they are not entirely foolproof, they are highly reliable. A sign in the front yard announcing that such a system is in place can be enough to deter a burglar or a potential killer.
If such a system fails, you also have the right to contact a personal injury attorney and to file a claim against the company. At least this can help you collect the monetary compensation needed to cover property repair and medical bills.
We wish the friends and family of this Tampa victim the very best. For all residents of this great city, we hope there are answers for the many questions still being asked about the case as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we urge you to consider your own safety for today and for the future.