According to Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a man was shot in the face during a fight in the parking lot of Temptations Cabaret located at 12291 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Aledo, TX 76008.
At around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022, an altercation broke out in the strip club's parking lot. Gunshots were fired, and one man was left with gunshot wounds on his face. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is said to be in stable condition.
The police investigation reported that the altercation involved five patrons who were kicked out of the club and the strip club's security. They were said to have exchanged gunfire before police arrived. Despite the suspect's efforts to flee the scene, they were apprehended by Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputies and Fort Worth Police Officers.
Attorney contributor and experienced shooting victim lawyer, Marc Lenahan, represents victims involved in violent crimes. Below, Marc explained various legal options available to victims of strip club shootings.
"Business owners, including gentlemen's clubs and strip clubs, are legally responsible for providing a reasonable amount of security for the safety of their customers and employees. According to premises liability laws, it is necessary to uphold a duty of care in order to reduce the risk of preventable criminal acts, such as shootings. In addition to adequate lighting in the outside areas and trained security bouncers, a strip club can install security cameras throughout the property. Unfortunately, if a strip club owner fails to maintain a level of safety measures for their customers, a civil lawsuit based on security negligence may be filed with the aid of an experienced shooting victim lawyer."
"The role of the lawyer is to prove any form of negligence on behalf of the strip club owner. When the location has seen an increase in violence, the owner would be responsible for increasing its security. The property owner could be held liable if a reasonably foreseeable crime occurred. Additionally, if the court finds negligence, then restitution may be awarded to the victim or a family member of the deceased victim."