Police in Globe, AZ have identified a suspect in a deadly shooting that left two people dead and two others injured outside of a bar called Jammerz on Sunday night. 22-year-old Sterling Randall Hunt was brought into custody on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation shortly following the shooting, which took place at around 11 p.m.
According to police, three of the victims went outside of the bar to smoke a cigarette, and Hunt then went outside as well and opened fire. A 22-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman were killed in the shooting. Two 22-year-old women were also badly wounded and rushed to Phoenix-area hospitals. Police say that Hunt and the victims were playing pool before the shooting.
The Globe Police Department has asked anyone who was in the bar during the shooting and has information regarding the shooting to contact Globe Police Detective Steve Williams at (928) 425-5751.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan represents violent crime victims in civil court, helping them find the answers and financial support they deserve. We’ve asked him to share his perspective on the legal options available to victims and families in bar shooting cases:
All property owners have a legal obligation to make sure that their premises are safe and that their guests, customers, and visitors are reasonably safe from the risk of preventable dangers. Protecting against the risk of foreseeable violent crime is part of this legal obligation.
When a shooting takes place at a bar, nightclub, or another place of business, there are a few immediate concerns to address. Getting the victims the help they need comes first, along with apprehending the perpetrator. In the aftermath of a bar shooting, it’s also important to determine if negligence on the part of bar ownership may have led to a failure to prevent the shooting. For example, the owner of a bar with a history of violence may be considered negligent for failing to address security which could lead to a settlement for getting shot.
If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed in a bar or nightclub shooting, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking to one of our experienced crime victim attorneys.