According to Parker Pioneer, a man was shot in the arm at The Bar located at 10172 Riverside Dr, Parker, AZ 85344.
On Saturday, January 29, 2022, at approximately 1:59 a.m., 36-year-old Martin Patch retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and shot into the bar. Patch had just been kicked out of the bar after he got into a fight with another patron over his bar tab. One man was struck in the arm with a bullet and flown to a hospital for treatment.
Police arrested Patch after a scuffle, and he has been charged with one count of attempted homicide and five counts of aggravated assault.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan represents victims and their families in civil lawsuits. As an experienced shooting victim attorney, Kevin explained the legal option for bar shooting victims to file a lawsuit against a negligent bar.
"Bars must maintain safe conditions within their premises. This includes their legal commitment to protect their patrons and staff from preventable violence, like shooting. In addition to monitoring that their patrons do not drink too much to become disorderly, they can reduce the risk by hiring bouncers, installing security cameras, and having ample lighting. If the bar neglects its obligations, it can be held liable and risk lawsuits."
"Bar owners may have prevented some incidents if they had sufficient security measures in place at the time. A bar owner should be aware of the potential for fights, especially if they have a history of violence, and are responsible for strengthening their security protocol to reduce the risks. Victims injured in bar shootings can explore their legal options with an experienced shooting victim attorney. By filing a lawsuit against the negligent bar owner, they may even recover compensation."