Club Atlantis Shooting Suspected Was Wanted For Other Shootings
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a fugitive who was wanted for shooting into a home with children inside after the same man allegedly opened fire at a nightclub on January 27.
26-year-old Dajour Maurice Hall was arrested in the early hours of Sunday, January 27 after Club Atlantis security guards called 911 to report a man with a gun inside of the club. Officials with the sheriff’s office, Public Safety, and Highway Patrol all responded to the scene shortly before 4 a.m.
A father of three was wounded in the shooting at Club Atlantis. He is currently hospitalized and undergoing treatment.
The Bowman Police Department has been looking for Hall since January 5, when he allegedly fired shots at a total of nine people in two separate incidents.
In the first one, a Bowman police officer heard gunshots at around 4 p.m. on Rail Street near Adams Street. According to the police report, the officer heard several people shouting about someone firing shots into a home on Adams Street. A 48-year-old man told the police that he was riding a four-wheeler with two of his cousins on Rail Street when Hall started shooting at them. When those three went to a home on Adams Street, Hall began firing at them again.
At around 7 p.m. that night, the same police officer received a call reporting that Hall was shooting into the same house on Adams Street again. Fortunately, no one was struck by a bullet in either of these incidents.
Hall has been charged with 10 counts of attempted murder in connection with the January 27 and January 5 shootings. He faces up to 30 years in prison for each count.
Are Nightclub Owners Liable for Shootings?
Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to share some information on bar and nightclub owner liability for shootings on their properties:
Business owners have many responsibilities and public safety is one of the most important ones. The owners of bars, nightclubs, and all other types of property owners are legally obligated to make sure their properties are free of foreseeable hazards that could end up causing injuries, illnesses, or death to people on or near that property. As part of this legal obligation, property owners have a duty to protect their premises from the threat of reasonably foreseeable violent crime.
When shots are fired at a nightclub and people are injured or killed, there are many concerns to address. Making sure that the victims get immediate medical attention is a top priority, along with finding and arresting the shooter. In the aftermath of a bar or nightclub shooting, it’s also important to determine if the property owner was negligent by failing to keep their property and customers safe. For cases of negligence, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
For instance, a property owner might be considered negligent for a shooting if their club had a history of violence but no safety improvements were made – such as hiring security guards and requiring weapons searches of guests upon entry.
Have you or someone you love recently been wounded or killed in a nightclub shooting? We understand how devastating and painful this time can be. Our experienced crime victim attorneys want to help your family find the justice and support you deserve. You can learn more about your legal options by contacting us for a free consultation.