Police detectives in El Paso are investigating a bar stabbing incident that left two men wounded in the early hours of Sunday, February 3. The men were both hospitalized with stab wounds.
Police responded to the incident at around 1:55 a.m. at Chuco Boss, a bar in the retail strip mall on the 1700 block of N. Zaragoza Road near Saul Kleinfeld Drive.
Officers initially thought that someone had been shot but determined that it was a stabbing during the investigation. No shots were fired in this incident.
The names of the victims have not been released at this time and no arrests have been made as of Monday. Detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit are currently investigating this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this stabbing has been asked to call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at (915) 566-8477.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan helps violent crime victims and their families seek the financial compensation they deserve in civil lawsuits. Here is some information from Marc on bar owner liability for violent incidents on their properties:
Bar owners and all other types of property owners have a legal duty to make sure their properties are free from preventable dangers. This includes providing adequate security which can help reduce the risk of foreseeable violent crime. When someone brings a weapon into a bar and commits a shooting or stabbing, it's important to both prosecute the offender and to determine if the bar owner fulfilled their legal duty to keep their premises safe.
In cases where bar owner negligence played a role in failing to prevent a shooting, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit. For example, a bar owner might be considered negligent if their bar had a history of violence but no safety improvements were made, such as hiring security guards.
Have you or a loved one become a victim of a shooting or stabbing at a bar or nightclub? We understand the many difficulties your family is facing, both emotionally and financially. We want to help. Get in touch with one of our experienced crime victim attorneys if you'd like to learn more about your legal options.