Last Update: 7/13/2020
According to CBS Los Angeles, on Wednesday around 1:49 p.m. police responded to reports of a stabbing in the parking lot of the Auto Zone located on 430 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706.
Supposedly, the suspect who is thought to have been under the influence or suffering from mental health issues, started to wave a knife around in the parking lot. Then the suspect stabbed the victim numerous times.
The victim was transported to the hospital and is in serious condition. The suspect was arrested near the crime scene.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson works closely with stabbing victims of violent crimes in civil cases and below we have asked him to share his insight on the legal options available to these victims and their families.
“Commerical property owners have a duty by law to ensure the safety of all customers and employees on their property. In doing so, there must be appropriate security such as surveillance cameras or security guards. If no adequate security measures were taken by the property owner, and a stabbing happens on their grounds, they can be held liable for the violent crime,” Mr. Thompson explained.