According to The Dallas Morning News, a man was arrested for a shooting that occurred at XTC Cabaret in the 8500 block of North Stemmons Freeway.
43-year-old David McMillian has been charged with the murder of 32-year-old Gregory Chandler. The victim was found shot multiple times in the club parking lot and pronounced dead at the scene.
McMillian has been booked into the Dallas County jail.
Attorney contributor, Marc Lenahan, has experience representing victims harmed outside of a club in civil lawsuits. In an interview, Marc was able to provide advice to assist victims' families in understanding their legal rights when a family member is shot on club property:
"Club and bar owners have the legal obligation of protecting their patrons and making sure their facilities are equipped to do so. The security provided must be robust enough to ensure the safety of customers. Well-lit parking lots, as well as security cameras surrounding the area, are clear examples of needed security measures. The property owner may be considered liable when guests cannot be protected and are injured on the premises."
"The club owner may be considered liable if a crime is deemed foreseeable. For example, if crimes have previously occurred on or near the club's property and management did nothing to improve measures, a crime can be considered foreseeable. In such cases, victims' families, through the services of an experienced violent crimes lawyer, may have grounds for a civil lawsuit and be able to receive compensation for damages."