According to WishTV, a stabbing occurred at the Liquor Barn located at 4215 E New York St, Indianapolis, IN 46201.
Police were called to the East Side liquor store at approximately 12:21 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022. They arrived to find a 31-year-old victim with a stabbing wound. Despite attempting life-saving measures, the victim died at the hospital later that day.
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson works closely with victims of violent crime in civil cases in Indiana. As an experienced stabbing victim attorney, we recently asked Jeff to share some of his thoughts on the legal options available to stabbing victims and their families.
"Property owners, including liquor stores, must ensure the safety of both their employees and customers according to premise laws. They can install security cameras on the premises in addition to ample lighting. When a stabbing occurs on their property, it is important to determine if the property owner offered adequate security in order to reduce the risk of preventable dangers, such as stabbings and shootings. If sufficient security measures were not provided, the liquor store owner could be deemed negligent and thus liable for damages that occur on the property."
"However, proving that the security was inadequate may not be enough. The violent crime will also need to be proved to be reasonably foreseeable in nature. This means there were signs in the past, such as an uptick in crime in the area. If the property owner neglected these warnings and failed to take proper precautions, they could be held liable in a civil lawsuit. Victims or the surviving family members of those fatally stabbed can learn more about their legal rights that may include financial compensation by speaking with an experienced stabbing victim attorney."