Fox 10 has reported that a stabbing occurred at the Dog Run Saloon located at 320 W Superstition Blvd #112, Apache Junction, AZ 85120.
At approximately 1:23 a.m. a stabbing occurred leaving three wounded. Police attempted to detain the suspect but one of the officers was drug by the suspect's car. After crashing into a PSCO and an AJPD vehicle, the suspect, 41-year-old Weston James, was arrested.
Our attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan is an experienced gun crimes lawyer who often represents victims of bar shootings. During a recent interview, Brian explained when a victim could file a lawsuit for being shot at a bar.
"Ensuring the safety of patrons and staff is a legal obligation of bar owners. Security precautions should be taken seriously by owners of bars. Security cameras, ample lighting, and trained security bouncers are just a few examples. However, if an owner fails to maintain basic safety measures, they may be held responsible for crimes committed on their property."
"Too often, when bar shootings occur, they are the result of the bar owner's negligence. An example of a foreseeable crime could include if the owners of the bar didn't increase their safety precautions despite knowing of an uptick in local crime. The victims and their families may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit in the case of a foreseeable crime occurring due to negligent security. If you're a victim of a violent crime like a bar shooting, you are encouraged to speak with an attorney about your legal options."