According to KTLA, on October 30th around 2:30 a.m., an argument broke out in the parking lot of Harvey’s Sports Bar located on 1728 S Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92802.
Police were called to the bar after reports of a stabbing. One man was stabbed while trying to break up a fight between his friend and another person.
The victim’s friends drove him away from the bar and met police on N. Anaheim Boulevard. He was taken to the hospital but later died.
An investigation is still underway, but police say the suspect is a 22-year-old man from Anaheim, CA.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced violent crime attorney who represents victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Bobby has provided his knowledge on the legal rights of victims of stabbings.
All bar owners are obligated by law to provide a safe environment for their patrons and employees. In order to provide adequate security to ensure no one is injured, property owners can hire security personnel or establish well-lit parking lots. If inadequate security is in place, and someone is injured or killed in a shooting or stabbing, then the owner may be held responsible for the victim’s injuries.
Additionally, a victim’s lawyer must be able to prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in order to have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner. A reasonably foreseeable crime is one that occurs on a property that has had previous occurrences of violent crime, or rising crime rates in the area.