A Bar Fight Led To a Shooting That Killed One and Injured Another
The Canton Rep claims that on Thursday at around 11:45 p.m. a large scale brawl turned deadly inside the Brick City Lounge located at 2820 8th St NE, Canton, Ohio. The fight started in the patio area of the bar and then moved to the inside area. Once the fight had ended, two men tried to re-enter the bar through the front door, but the bar manager would not allow it.
A few minutes after these men tried to get back into the bar, one of them returned and shot the bar manger twice, killing him and injuring the man behind him. Police say the bar manager was not involved in the fight, but was simply trying to separate it. He was pronounced dead in the emergency room of Mercy Medical Center.
The gunman fled the scene in a vehicle with another man. The investigation is still underway.
Prior History Of Violence at This Canton Bar
According to authorities, there have been 245 calls to deputies about the bar since January 2010. Records show that there have been at least two other fatal shootings at Brick City Lounge. Additionally, the bar has had multiple investigations regarding liquor violations.
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Legal Options For Bar Shooting Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of www.CrimeVictim.Attorney represents victims of bar shootings and their families in civil lawsuits. Mr. Kent has offered to share his insight on the legal options available to these victims.
Every commercial property owner has a legal duty to keep their patrons and employees safe from any preventable crime. A part of this duty is providing adequate security on their premises. This may include hiring security guards or installing metal detectors. If a property owner fails to provide adequate security and a violent crime injures someone because of their negligence, then the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
Furthermore, a victim’s lawyer must prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. For instance, if a shooting occurs at a bar with a prior history of criminal violence, it may be considered reasonably foreseeable. Overall a bar owner may be held liable for a shooting if it was reasonably foreseeable and only occurred due to inadequate security measures.
If you or a loved one has experienced something similar to this, you can discuss your legal options with an experienced crime victim lawyer.
Location of Brick City Lounge & Restaurant in Canton, OH
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