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Ellenville, NY - One Man Wounded in Stabbing at Valero Gas Station

one man wounded in stabbing at valero gas station
Published: July 14, 2021
By: Janean Cuffee
Last Updated on July 14, 2021

Stabbing at Valero Gas Station Leaves One Person Injured

According to The Patch, there was a stabbing at Valero Gas Station located at 109 S Main St, Ellenville, NY 12428.

Police reported being called to Valero around 4:40 am on July 10th due to a report that a man was stabbed in the head. The incident occurred as a man was attempting to rob the gas station. 

The police identified Enrique Jimenez-Rivera, 29-years-old, as the suspect. Jimenez-Rivera has been arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

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Legal Options of Victims Stabbed at a Gas Station

Attorney contributor Laurence Banville, an experienced violent crime attorney, has represented numerous victims of stabbings in civil lawsuits. Below, Laurence provides insight on the legal rights of victims stabbed at a gas station.

"Commercial property owners have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for those on and around their property. Property owners should do everything possible to ensure the safety of those in the area. Providing adequate safety measures is one step to help prevent crime. Examples of security measures include cameras and strong lighting, but there are more. When a victim is stabbed on commercial property, they should question if ample security measures were in place at the time of the incident."

"If adequate security measures were not implemented at the time of the crime, the commercial property owner could be deemed liable for the crime. For a property owner to be deemed liable, the crime would have to be deemed reasonably foreseeable. An example of a foreseeable crime is if crime rates in the area increased, but security measures did not change. In cases of negligence and foreseeable crimes, victims should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the gas station and consult an experienced violent crime attorney.


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Editor: Janean is an NYU Applied Psychology major with a double minor in history and sociology. As a NY native, she focuses on highlighting important legal news regarding violence, assaults, and social justice cases. Contact Janean: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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