According to KTSM9 News, two people were stabbed by an unknown man in an incident around 1:44 a.m. at Headquarters Tap House bar on July 8, 2021.
Reportedly, a fight occurred between the suspect and another patron at the bar. The El Paso Police Department explained that while trying to deescalate the situation, the bouncer was stabbed in the arm, and an innocent female bystander was stabbed in the leg.
It has been stated that the suspect immediately fled the bar and was seen running north of Piedras street along with another man.
Police are currently searching for the suspect and the other individual who fled the scene. The suspect was described as having a beard and a ponytail and is believed to be of Middle Eastern descent. The suspect was last seen in a black t-shirt with a white logo.
Attorney Marc Lehan has years of experience as a criminal and civil defense lawyer. In an interview, Lehan offers some advice encouraging all stabbing victims to hire a stabbing victim attorney.
"All bar and lounge owners have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment for patrons on their property. It is not enough to only protect their property; they must implement safety measures to protect those within it. Adequate safety measures would include installing safety cameras, implementing security checks, and properly training staff. If a business owner fails to implement sufficient safety regulations, they could be held liable for injuries endured on their property."
"A bar owner could be held liable for injuries if the crime occurred on their property was foreseeable. An example of a foreseeable crime is if crime rates have risen in the area. If crime rates have increased in the area and a bar owner has not implemented additional safety members, a court of law could deem them negligent. In this case, the bar owner must compensate the victim's medical expenses, loss of wages, and suffering. All bar-stabbing victims should hire an experienced lawyer to determine their legal options."