Baltimore County police have arrested 24-year-old David Lee Sanders as the suspect in a triple stabbing outside of El’s County Line Bar & Grill in Baltimore County on September 23. He has been charged with multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder and first and second-degree assault for the violent incident that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police officers were called to the bar on the 12300 block of Philadelphia Road at around 12:15 a.m. on reports of a stabbing. Police identified Sanders as a suspect shortly after arriving at the bar, but he had already fled the scene.
Sanders was found and arrested on Thursday morning, September 27.
Crime victim attorney Aaron Blank helps victims and their families recover the financial compensation they need and deserve in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to add some thoughts on bar owner liability for stabbings and shootings:
All types of property owners, including bar owners, have a legal obligation to keep their properties safe and make sure their customers are not vulnerable to foreseeable dangers. This obligation includes protecting against the risk of foreseeable violent crime. When a property owner fails to meet this obligation and a shooting or stabbing occurs, the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the bar owner.
For example, if a bar owner fails to provide adequate security measures and a violent crime occurs as a result of this failure, the victims of that crime (and their families, in fatal incidents) may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit against the bar owner. These lawsuits help provide financial compensation for damages suffered by the victim and their families, and also help demand accountability from negligent bar owners.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed during a shooting or stabbing at a bar, nightclub, or another type of business or property, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced crime victim attorney.