According to AZ Central, a man has died after being shot in the parking lot of the Radisson Hotel located at 777 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122.
At approximately 2:35 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021, police were called to the scene of a shooting in the hotel's parking lot. A man was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the Banner Casa Grande Medical Center and Hospital but died from his injuries.
Allegedly, the victim was trying to break up a verbal argument between a man and his girlfriend. The man was identified as 21-year-old Giovanni Olivieri and detained as a suspect as police continue to investigate the incident.
Our attorney contributor, Kevin Biniazan, has years of experience representing the victims of violent crimes, including shootings that have taken place outside of a hotel. Kevin has provided some of his knowledge regarding the legal rights of victims shot outside of a hotel:
"Hotels owners, like owners of other commercial property, have a legal responsibility to protect and ensure their patrons' safety on their property. Safety measures such as security cameras, security guards, attentive workers, and well-lit parking lots are just some steps that can be implemented for preventative reasons. Hotels owners and management can be found responsible for crimes that happen on the hotel property without proper security measures in place."
"Neglect is often a constant factor in violent crimes on commercial properties, like hotels. If hotel owners are not doing their best to keep their customers safe, the crime can be considered foreseeable. If the crime rate rises in a particular area, property owners need to increase their security in order to maintain a secure place and ensure crimes will not be happening on their property. If they fail to do so, negligent hotels and predictable offenses can lead to grounds for a civil lawsuit. It is advisable to allow an experienced violent crimes attorney assist victims along with their families to help understand all legal options following a crime on the hotel property."