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Alton, Illinois - Police Investigating Double Stabbing at Goldfinger's Bar on Elm Street

Goldfinger's in Alton
Published: September 28, 2018
By: Paul
Last Updated on December 2, 2020

Police Investigating Stabbing At Gold Finger’s Lounge

Police are still investigating a double stabbing that left two people wounded at Gold Finger’s Lounge in Alton on Saturday, September 22. Police say that the unidentified victims were stabbed at around 1:30 a.m. at the bar located at 290 E. Elm Street. They were first rushed to an Alton hospital before being transferred to a facility in St. Louis for additional treatment.

No information regarding the victims’ conditions was available as of Friday, September 28. Police could not say if the victims had been released, but both are still alive.

Police were called to the bar on Saturday on reports of an altercation. As they were responding to the call, a hospital staff member called authorities and reported that two people had come to the emergency room with stab wounds.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Other Violent Incidents at Gold Finger’s Lounge

The same bar has had several other violent incidents in the past. In May 2010, JaMarco Anthony was fatally shot at the property on his birthday. In September 2010, a man was shot in the foot there.

It’s normal for police to turn over incident reports for crimes at establishments with liquor licensees to the mayor, who also serves as Alton’s liquor control commissioner. The mayor then decides if he will hold a hearing and whether he will suspend or revoke the license of the business or fine them.

Can you sue for being stabbed at a bar? Attorney contributor Brian Kent provides insight below.

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Are Bar Owners Liable For Stabbings and Shootings?

Attorney contributor Brian Kent helps the victims of foreseeable violent crime get the answers and financial compensation they deserve. Here is his perspective on bar owner liability for violent incidents:

According to a legal concept known as premises liability, all property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises free of any foreseeable dangers. The owners of bars, nightclubs, and other businesses all have a duty to keep their customers reasonably safe from these dangers, including foreseeable violent crime.

When a shooting or stabbing incident happens because of negligence on the part of the bar owner, the victims of the incident may have grounds for a lawsuit against bar ownership. For example, a bar may be considered negligent for a violent incident if inadequate or negligent security failed to prevent the crime.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed during a shooting or stabbing at a bar, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking with an experienced crime victim attorney.

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Editor: Paul is a staff editor who focuses on bringing you the most important legal news regarding cases of sexual assault, drunk driving, and preventable violence. Contact Paul: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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