Lanett Police Investigating Double Shooting at Club 110
A police investigation is underway after two people were wounded in a shooting at Club 110 in Lanett in the early hours of Friday, November 23. Officers responded to reports of a fight at the club on 19th Street SW at around 2:47 a.m. When officers arrived, several vehicles and people were leaving the area. Officers then searched the area and found 25-year-old Tiera Henry and 29-year-old Quardarius Johnson with gunshot wounds.
According to the police, Johnson was wounded in the head and rushed to a local hospital by Lanett Emergency Management Services. Johnson was later transferred to Columbus Regional Hospital. Henry was also hospitalized. Both victims were treated and released from the hospital.
No arrest has been made in this case, but the charges are expected to be first-degree assault. The incident is still under investigation by the Lanett Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.
Bar Owner Liability For Shootings and Stabbings
After many years as a criminal prosecutor, attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney now represents crime victims in civil court, helping them recover financial compensation for the damages they’ve suffered. We’ve asked Brian to add some general information on bar owner liability for shootings, stabbings, and other violence:
All property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises safe from preventable hazards which could end up injuring their customers, guests, residents, and anyone else who visits their property. As part of this legal duty, property owners are also required to keep their properties reasonably safe from the risk of foreseeable violent crime. In bar and nightclub shooting cases, it’s important to determine if the bar owner met this legal duty. If a lack of adequate security is to blame for failing to prevent the shooting, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
For example, a bar owner could be held liable for a shooting if there were no security protocols in place, such as hired security guards who could search guests for weapons before entry to the venue.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a shooting or stabbing at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.