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Phoenix, AZ - Officer Wounded Chasing Suspect After Fight at Cobra Arcade Bar Erupts in Gunfire Leaving One Man in Critical Condition

Phoenix, AZ - Officer Wounded Chasing Suspect After Fight at Cobra Arcade Bar Erupts in Gunfire Leaving One Man in Critical Condition
Published: June 28, 2023
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on June 28, 2023

Cobra Arcade Bar Shooting Leaves Victim in Critical Condition

ABC 15 reported that a victim was shot multiple times during a fight at the popular downtown Phoenix arcade bar, Cobra Arcade Bar, located at 801 N 2nd St #100, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The altercation occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday June 25, 2023, near the intersection of 2nd and McKinley streets, in the bustling Roosevelt Row area.

According to preliminary reports from the scene, two individuals engaged in a heated argument just outside the bar. As tensions escalated, one man drew a firearm and fired multiple shots at the other, inflicting severe injuries. Eyewitnesses recount a chaotic scene filled with panic and confusion.

The situation took an unexpected turn when it was discovered that two off-duty police officers were present at the bar during the shooting. Their patrol vehicle, parked nearby, was struck by the gunfire. Reacting swiftly, the officers spotted the assailant fleeing the scene and immediately gave chase. In the process, one officer sustained minor injuries while apprehending the suspect. Authorities believe the detained individual to be the primary suspect responsible for the shooting.

The commotion attracted a large crowd of onlookers, causing a potentially dangerous situation. To disperse the gathering, law enforcement deployed pepper balls, successfully restoring order to the area. However, the victim's condition remains critical, and medical personnel are working diligently to provide the necessary care.

The alleged shooter, identified as a 22-year-old man, has since been taken into custody and is currently facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault and discharging a firearm within city limits. Authorities have not disclosed any potential motives behind the altercation at this time.

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Seeking Justice for Victims of Gun Violence at Bars

In the wake of the recent shooting at Cobra Arcade Bar in downtown Phoenix, questions arise regarding the responsibility of bar owners in ensuring the safety of their patrons. To shed light on this matter, we reached out to Kevin Biniazan, a prominent gun violence attorney based in Arizona, known for advocating for victims of such incidents. In an exclusive interview, Biniazan provided valuable insights into the legal options available to victims who have been shot at a bar due to alleged negligence by the establishment's owners.

Darla Medina (DM): Thank you for joining us today, Mr. Biniazan. In cases where victims are shot at a bar, what are the potential legal avenues for seeking justice against negligent bar owners?

Kevin Biniazan (KB): Thank you for having me, Darla. When it comes to incidents of gun violence at bars, victims may have grounds to pursue a civil case against the negligent bar owners. One potential legal avenue is premises liability. Bar owners have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for their patrons. If they fail to take adequate measures to prevent foreseeable harm, such as ensuring proper security, screening for weapons, or addressing prior incidents of violence, they may be held liable for their negligence.

DM: How does the legal process typically unfold in cases like these?

KB: The legal process can vary depending on the specific circumstances of each case. Typically, it starts with an investigation to gather evidence and establish a timeline of events. Victims and their legal representation will then work together to build a strong case, which may involve gathering witness testimonies, surveillance footage, and expert opinions. It is essential to demonstrate that the bar owners knew or should have known about potential risks and failed to take reasonable steps to mitigate them.

DM: Are there any notable precedents or successful outcomes in cases involving victims shot at bars?

KB: Yes, there have been cases where victims of gun violence at bars have obtained successful outcomes in civil lawsuits against bar owners. Each case is unique, but some have resulted in settlements or jury verdicts in favor of the victims. These outcomes often serve as a reminder to bar owners across the country to prioritize the safety of their patrons and take proactive measures to prevent incidents of violence.

DM: What advice would you give to individuals who have been victimized by gun violence at a bar?

KB: First and foremost, I encourage victims to prioritize their physical and emotional well-being. Seek immediate medical attention and counseling to address the trauma experienced. It is also crucial to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in gun violence cases to understand the legal options available. An attorney can guide victims through the complex legal process, help gather evidence, and advocate on their behalf to ensure their rights are protected.

DM: Thank you, Mr. Biniazan, for sharing your expertise on this matter. Your insights will undoubtedly help victims understand their rights and the potential avenues for seeking justice.

KB: It was my pleasure, Darla. I hope this information proves useful to those who have been affected by such tragic incidents. Remember, holding negligent parties accountable not only serves the interests of the victims but also contributes to creating safer environments for all.


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