DeKalb County, GA – 21-Year-Old Kevin Acosta Killed, 2 Others Injured In Shooting Outside of Acapulco Restaurant and Bar

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Acapulco Restaurant and Bar

Acapulco Restaurant and Bar on Buford Highway, the site of a shooting that left 3 injured on August 3.

Police Search For Acapulco Restaurant Shooter

Police are searching for the shooter who killed one person and injured two others in a shooting outside of the Acapulco Restaurant and Bar in DeKalb County on August 3. Police responded to reports of a shooting and found all three victims in the parking lot outside of the bar. 21-year-old Kevin Carranza Acosta of Brookhaven was killed in the shooting. 42-year-old taxi driver Javier Lira was hit on the arm and 45-year-old Paula Guitun Romera was also struck by a bullet. Both are expected to survive.

All three victims were inside a taxi when another vehicle pulled up next to them. A suspect in the second vehicle followed the cab and began shooting at it. No arrests have been made and anyone who has information on this shooting has been encouraged to contact Brookhaven police.

Are Victims of Violent Crime Entitled To Financial Compensation?

Here is attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney with some thoughts on crime victim lawsuits:

Victims of violent crime suffer not only from physical and emotional injuries but also from various financial setbacks. When an innocent victim gets injured or killed in a violent accident, it’s important for them to be aware of their legal rights. In many cases, the victims of violent crime may file personal injury lawsuits which can help provide financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises safe from preventable dangers. When a violent crime occurs at a bar or restaurant, the owner may be held liable if he or she failed to take proper security precautions to prevent violence, such as security guards and well-lit parking lots. Bars may also be held liable for violence if staff continued to serve a visibly intoxicated person who went on to commit an act of violence.

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About the Author:

Brian Kent, Esq. is a partner at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. Brian is nationally recognized as a leading attorney victims' rights lawyer. He has represented numerous clients who have been injured because of criminal actions of another including, sexual abuse cases, hit by drunk driver cases, and negligent security cases.

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