New Orleans Police Looking For Suspect in Bar Stabbing
The New Orleans Police Department is currently investigating a stabbing that left one man wounded at a bar in Mid-City New Orleans on September 16. According to the authorities, the victim, a 53-year-old man, and the suspect were involved in an altercation inside of a bar called Good Times II at the intersection of Conti and North Dupre Streets. During the altercation, the 50-year-old black female suspect pulled out an unknown object and stabbed the victim.
The suspect fled the scene of the accident, but the victim went out to the parking lot and was struck by the suspect’s vehicle as she fled. The suspect was last seen fleeing in an unknown direction.
The New Orleans Police have asked anyone with information about this incident to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Are Bar Owners Liable For Stabbings and Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney has a long track record of representing the victims of preventable violent crime. We’ve asked him to shed some light on bar owner liability for bar shootings and stabbings:
The owners of bars, nightclubs, and all other businesses have a legal obligation to keep their customers and employees safe. This includes making sure security measures are in place to reduce the risk of preventable violent crime. Many violent crimes may not be preventable, but some shootings and stabbings in bars and nightclubs only occur because of negligent security.
For example, a bar with a history of violence (or located in a high-crime area) may be able to reduce the risk of violent crime by hiring security guards and having them search customers for weapons before they enter the bar.
If negligence is partly to blame for a violent incident in a bar, the victims (and their families) could have grounds for a lawsuit against the bar owner. These lawsuits can help provide financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and more.
Premises liability is a complicated legal concept, especially for violent crime cases. If you or someone you love was wounded or killed during a shooting or stabbing at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced crime victim lawyer.