The Press-Telegram has reported that a man was shot and killed at Crow’s Nest located at 1912 W Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90810.
Police arrested 33-year-old Salvador Rivera on Friday, January 21, 2022. He was wanted for a deadly shooting at the Long Beach bar on January 16, 2022. Allegedly Rivera got into an argument with an employee at the bar before pulling out his gun and shooting him multiple times. The victim died from his injuries.
Rivera was apprehended during a traffic stop and charged with one count of murder.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is a lawyer representing bar shooting victims and their families filing civil lawsuits. Bobby sat down with Legal Herald to discuss the legal rights available to both bar shooting victims and the families of victims fatally shot at a bar.
The bar's owner or the management company who operates the premises is responsible for keeping the property safe. Some areas are high-crime areas that require a higher degree of security measures, while others are low-crime areas with a lesser degree of security measures. However, it is the legal duty of the bar owner to provide a sufficient level of security to reduce the risk of violence in their establishment. This could include security cameras, ample lighting, and trained security personnel. Failure to do so can land a bar owner liable for damages due to its negligent security."
"In some cases, bar shootings occur as a result of the negligence by the bar owner, such as inadequate security. For example, if crime was on the rise in the area, the bar owner would be responsible for increasing its security measures. Hiring additional security or conducting bag checks are preventative steps. In cases of negligence where the bar owner could have predicted the chance of the violence, victims can file a lawsuit and possibly collect a settlement for the damages. An experienced bar shooting lawyer can help the victim or the family of those killed in bar shootings get the compensation they deserve."