According to KGET, there was a shooting outside the Hampton Inn located at 1017 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93304.
One man was killed in a shooting near the Hampton Inn hotel, and three men are being arrested in connection.
Angel Cordero, 24-years-old, and Jerry Ortega, 20-years-old, were arrested on charges including conspiracy and murder. The third assailant, Sabino Ramos 25-years-old, was arrested on the suspicion of being an accessory to murder. These suspects are also facing gang-related charges.
Authorities have not released the victim's name. Additionally, no details regarding the incident have been released.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced violent crime attorney who represents victims of shootings in civil lawsuits. In an interview, we asked Bobby to provide the insight to help victims' families learn the legal options regarding a family member being shot outside a hotel.
“The legal obligation hotel owners hold is to provide a safe environment on and around their property to ensure the safety of patrons. Therefore, property owners should implement adequate security measures to uphold safety. Examples of adequate security measures include strong lighting in parking lots and courtyards, but there are plenty more. If a hotel property owner does not have proper security implemented and a crime occurs on or around their property, they may be deemed liable.”
“In addition to a property owner being negligent, the crime would have to be deemed reasonably foreseeable. An example of a reasonably foreseeable crime is if there has been an increase in crime in the area, but the property owner did not adjust the security measures. In foreseeable crimes and negligence cases, the victim’s family should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit. Victim’s families should acquire the services of an experienced violent crime attorney to learn more about all their legal rights.”