Police in Nassau are searching for two suspects accused of stabbing three men at Starz Lounge in Baldwin in the early hours of Sunday, December 23.
Nassau officers responded to reports of a fight at the bar on Grand Avenue at around 3:30 a.m. Upon their arrival, a 33-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to the head approached them and told them that he and two others were stabbed by two men. A 27-year-old male victim was on the ground with multiple stab wounds. A third drove himself to a nearby hospital.
Both suspects fled the scene on foot.
Authorities are searching for two male suspects in connection with the incident. The first is 5 foot 6 inches tall with a beard and dark jacket. The other is 5 foot 9 inches tall with dark clothing. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville helps violent crime victims and their families find justice and support in civil courts. We’ve asked him to add some thoughts on bar and nightclub owner liability for shootings and stabbings and those left wondering if you can sue for being stabbed:
The owners of bars and nightclubs have a legal duty to make sure their properties are protected from the risk of foreseeable violent crime. When a shooting or stabbing incident occurs at one of these venues, it’s important to determine if the property owner met this legal obligation. While the criminal justice system handles the prosecution of violent criminals, civil lawsuits demand accountability from negligent property owners who fail to prevent them. Additionally, these lawsuits directly help victims and their families by providing financial compensation for damages related to injuries suffered in the incident.
Not all violent incidents at bars or nightclubs are foreseeable, but many may have been prevented if it weren’t for inadequate security or another form of negligence. For example, a nightclub owner might be considered negligent for failing to hire security guards or conduct weapon searches if their club has a history of violent incidents or is located in an area with high violent crime rates.
If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed in a shooting or stabbing at a nightclub, your family may be able to find justice through the legal system. Consider contacting an experienced crime victim attorney to learn more about your legal options.