3 Suspects Arrested After Shooting at Extra Innings Sports Bar
Police in Des Moines are investigating a shooting that left two people injured at the Extra Innings Sports Bar on the city’s south side. Investigators were called to the bar at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 17. Upon arrival, officers found two people with gunshot wounds – one in the leg and the other in the chest. Both victims were brought to a nearby hospital with injuries considered non-life-threatening.
Des Moines police have arrested three people in connection with the shooting – 29-year-old Travis Foreman, 38-year-old Craig Clark, and 32-year-old Nehames Bernstine. All three have been charged with several firearm crimes. The suspects have told police that the shooting occurred during a fight.
Police took Foreman and Clark into custody after officers saw them speeding away from the crime scene. Investigators believe that only Foreman fired gunshots, but that Bernstine also brandished a gun during the fight. Bernstine eventually turned himself into police. Detectives recovered three handguns from the three suspects.
When Are Bar Owners Liable For Shootings and Stabbings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney has a background as a prosecutor and now works in the civil court system, helping crime victims get the justice and support they deserve. Here are a few of his thoughts on bar owner liability for violent crime on their properties:
Bar ownership is a big responsibility which should not be taken lightly, and safety is a key part of this responsibility. Bar owners have a legal obligation to keep their properties safe from preventable dangers, which can include violent crime. In some cases, shootings, stabbings, and other violent incidents at bars and nightclubs may have been prevented if better safety standards were in place at the venue, such as security guards or metal detectors. In these cases, bar ownership could potentially be considered negligent and subject to liability if victims and their families decide to file lawsuits.
Determining bar owner liability for a shooting is a complicated legal process. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed during a violent crime at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.