According to KCRA.com, on October 30th around 6 p.m., a stabbing occurred at the Black Bear Diner located on 2347 W Kettleman Ln, Lodi, CA 95242.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a victim inside the restaurant who had been stabbed multiple times. The victim was hospitalized for his injuries but later died.
A witness tried to interfere and took the knife from the suspect, receiving a cut on his hand in the process.
The suspect was arrested for homicide. There is no information about what led up to the stabbing.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced violent crime attorney who represents victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Bobby has provided his knowledge on the legal rights of victims of stabbings.
All commercial property owners of places like restaurants and bars are legally obligated to uphold the safety of patrons and employees. Property owners must provide adequate security on site. For example, installing security cameras or hiring security personnel. If the owner does not provide adequate security and someone is injured on their property, then the owner may be held liable for the victim’s injuries.
Additionally, the crime must be deemed reasonably foreseeable. For example, if a violent crime occurs on a property with a prior history of criminal violence, then the crime may be considered reasonably foreseeable. And the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.