According to KTLA, a man was shot and killed behind the cannabis dispensary located at 570 W 4th St, San Bernardino, CA 92401.
Police responded to the area after hearing gunshots behind the dispensary at approximately 3:52 a.m. on October 16, 2021. They found a man who had gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment but later died.
Police are still investigating the area but believe that the shooting was related to the marijuana dispensary. The dispensary was open at the time of the shooting.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is a violent crime attorney in California. Bobby represents shooting victims along with their families in civil lawsuits. He has recently shed some light on if a victim's family can sue following a fatal shooting.
"In the case of a fatal shooting, the victim's family may be able to sue a property owner if their negligence aided the conditions that allowed the shooting to occur. This could be a case of having inadequate security on the property. Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure the property is justifiably safe for its patrons and staff. The risks of violent crimes are decreased through preventative measures such as patrolling security guards, surveillance cameras, and sufficient lighting."
"In addition to neglect, the foreseeability of the crime may have to be proved in a civil lawsuit. If the property had a high violent crime rate and the owner failed to increase their security, the crime may have been preventable and is therefore foreseeable. Making the best decision on the legal actions following a fatal shooting should include the guidance of an experienced violent crime attorney."