Victim Killed in Bar 23 Social Lounge Shooting Identified
One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at Bar 23 Social Lounge in the early hours of Sunday, March 17. The man killed in the shooting has been identified as 36-year-old Quincy Davis.
At around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to reports of a shooting at Bar 23 Social Lounge, located at 5750 Martin Luther King Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers discovered Davis deceased in the parking lot.
Shortly after arriving at the scene, officers were notified that two additional victims had checked into a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds suffered at Bar 23. One of those victims was listed in critical condition and the other was listed as stable.
Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department are continuing to investigate this shooting. Anyone with related information has been asked to contact the BPD at 409-832-1234 or to submit a tip to Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers.
Can Bar Owners Be Held Liable for Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to share some information on bar owner liability for shootings on their properties:
All types of property owners are legally required to do all that they can to keep their properties secure and their customers, employees, and other visitors safe. This includes providing reasonable protection from violent crime. For bar owners, this could be done by hiring security guards or installing metal detectors in order to prevent weapons from being brought into the bar.
In some bar shooting cases, the shooting may have been prevented by better security standards. If the bar owner failed to provide a reasonable level of security, he or she could possibly be held liable if the shooting victims and their families file a lawsuit. Determining bar owner liability is a complicated process which will require assistance from an experienced crime victim attorney.
If you or a loved one has recently become a victim of a bar shooting and you’re looking for justice, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced crime victim attorneys.