The Herald-Standard has reported a stabbing at the Centennial Skatepark located in the Centennial Regional Park at 3000 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704.
On January 5, 2022, two men were stabbed in the chest after a fight broke out at the skatepark. The two victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. However, one man's wounds were too great, and he later died. An update on the second victim has not been given at this time.
What led up to the fight is still being investigated. A suspect was arrested on Friday, January 7, 2022, and charged with suspicion of murder and attempted murder.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents victims of violent crimes in private civil cases. During a recent interview, Bobby shared his insight on filing a civil lawsuit for victims of stabbings at skate parks.
"Property owners, including parks and recreational facilities, have a legal and moral obligation to provide a safe and secure environment for guests. These security features can consist of on-site guards, surveillance cameras, and proper lighting in working conditions. If a park fails to provide sufficient security, they can be found negligent."
"Whenever someone is hurt or killed in a stabbing, a process should be followed to ensure monetary damages for the victim or their family. A crime victim lawyer will analyze the case to prove that the property owner acted negligently. A property owner, also known as a third party, can be partially responsible for the crime that occurred if they fail to offer preventative security measures. If they were aware of increased crime in the area, they would be responsible for increasing such security measures. Failure to do so can cause a court to deem them liable for damages."