Stabbing and Fatal Shooting At Cheers Sports Bar & Grill
Local news KIRO7 claims a police officer shot a man who stabbed a patron of Cheers Sports Bar & Grill located at 201 Williams Ave S, Renton, Washington. Witnesses say on Saturday night just after 10 p.m. a man was displaying his knife to customers of the bar and threatening to stab people. Shortly after, the police were called.
As soon as police arrived the man began to stab one of the customers in the bar. Just seconds later is when police open fired on the attacker, killing him. The stabbing victim was hospitalized but is in stable condition. There are no reports on the motive of the stabbing.
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Justice For Bar Shooting Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent at CrimeVictim.Attorney represents crime victims and their families in civil lawsuits.
Mr. Kent says, “Restaurant and bar owners are responsible for keeping their properties secure as well as their patrons and employees safe from preventable dangers. The owner must provide adequate security in order to prevent any foreseeable violent crime.”
“If a bar owner fails to provide adequate security and something like a shooting occurs on their property due to their negligence, then the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit. However, in order for a bar owner to be considered liable, lawyers must also prove that the shooting was reasonably foreseeable. For example, if the bar or the area surrounding it had a history of violent crime, the shooting may be seen as reasonably foreseeable”, explained Mr. Kent.
Location of Cheers Sports Bar & Grill in Renton, WA
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