One man was killed and another is in custody following a deadly shooting at a sports bar on San Antonio's Northwest side. 28-year-old Nabor Marquiz Ramos has been arrested and charged with the murder of 41-year-old Xavier Avila for the fatal shooting of November 26.
The shooting occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Monday outside of the Dragon Sports Bar, near the intersection of Bandera Road and Quill. Police believe an argument started inside the bar and progressed outside before escalating into a shooting.
The fight turned physical and Ramos pulled out a handgun and shot Avila. Avila died at the scene.
Police discovered a handgun near the scene, which will be tested to determine if it is the murder weapon.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan represents bar shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. We've asked him to discuss the legal options available to people struggling with the aftermath of a shooting:
Bar owners have a legal duty to protect the safety of their customers, employees, and anyone else that visits their property. This means guarding against foreseeable dangers, including violent crime. If a bar shooting occurs because ownership failed to provide adequate security measures, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
For example, a bar owner could potentially be considered negligent for failing to have security measures like hired security guards, weapons searches, or metal detectors.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bar shooting or stabbing incident, we understand the difficulties your family is facing. If you'd like to learn more about your legal options, consider speaking to one of our experienced crime victim attorneys in a free consultation.