Police Release Video of Germantown Bar Shooting Suspect
The Philadelphia Police Department has released a surveillance video which shows a suspect who is wanted for fatally shooting an employee of Delmar Lounge in Germantown early Thursday morning.
In the video, the suspect is seen entering the bar on the 300 block of Chelten Avenue and drinking there until last call. After the other customers leave, he pulled out a gun and announces that he’s robbing the bar. He then shot 58-year-old Delmar Lounge employee Jeffrey Johnson.
The suspect’s face can be clearly seen in the surveillance video. The PPD says that investigators have received several tips about the suspect’s identity.
The Mayor’s Crime Reward Fun is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest or conviction in this shooting.
Legal Recourse for Bar Shooting Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents crime victims and their families in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to share some information on the legal options available to bar shooting victims and their families:
The owners of bars, nightclubs, and other businesses have an important responsibility to keep their properties safe and secure. This responsibility includes providing reasonable protection from the threat of reasonably foreseeable violent crime. When a shooting happens at a bar, it’s important to determine if adequate security measures were in place. If the shooting happened due to inadequate security, the victims and their families may have a case for a lawsuit.
Determining bar owner liability for a shooting is a complicated process which will require assistance from an experienced crime victim attorney. Your attorney will need to establish that the shooting was foreseeable and that inadequate security or another form of negligence resulted in a failure to prevent the shooting.
If you or a loved one has recently become a victim of a bar shooting, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by discussing your case with one of our experienced crime victim lawyers.