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Dixon, Illinois - Balal Abdelhadi Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing, Wounding 2 Men at Drifter's Saloon

Drifter's Saloon
Published: May 23, 2019
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on December 2, 2020

2 Men Stabbed in Fight on Patio of Drifter’s Saloon in Dixon

Two men were stabbed and another was arrested following a fight at Drifter’s Saloon in Dixon on May 11.

Officers responded to reports of a fight involving several people on the patio of the saloon located on South Galena Avenue in Dixon. Upon arrival, officers were notified that two men had been stabbed multiple times.

Both of those men were brought to KSB hospital for treatment.

Dixon Police arrested 29-year-old Balal Abdelhadi as the suspect in the stabbing. He left the bar following the fight but was arrested during a traffic spot. He is being held on a $200,000 bond at the Lee County Jail.

Abdelhadi has been charged with two counts of armed violence, two counts of aggravated battery, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, two counts of reckless conduct, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

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Are Bar Owners Liable For Violence On Their Properties?

Stabbing victim lawyer and contributor, Guy D'Andrea has experience representing victims of preventable violent crime, such as bar shootings and stabbings. Here is Brain sharing some general information on bar owner liability for violence on their properties:

All property owners have a legal duty to keep their properties free from foreseeable dangers that could end up injuring others. For the owners of bars, nightclubs, and other commercial properties, security is an important part of this legal duty. Bar owners are required to provide a reasonable standard of security in order to keep their patrons and employees safe from the threat of preventable violent crime.

In some cases of bar violence, the bar owner may be partially responsible due to negligent or inadequate security. Establishing bar owner liability is complex, but generally speaking, the shooting must be deemed reasonably foreseeable. This may be the case if the bar had a prior history of violence or if it was located in an area with high violent crime rates. If the violence was reasonably foreseeable and only occurred due to inadequate security, the victims and their families could have a case for a lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a bar stabbing or shooting, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by discussing your case with an experienced crime victim attorney.


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