The Pressed Democrat reports that on Sunday, August 25th a member of the security staff at Stout Brother Pub reported a stabbing outside of the bar at around 2 a.m. The bar is located at 527 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Three men allegedly initiated an altercation which turned into a physical fight in the parking lot behind the pub. Everyone had left the scene before police arrived. One of the victims suffered from life-threatening injuries and ran from the pub to the Santa Rosa transit mall to find help. He was suffering from stab wounds in his chest and was taken to the nearest hospital. The other victim suffered from less serious injuries but was still hospitalized.
Authorities are still investigating the attack and have yet to confirm if it was gang-related or not. If you have any information about the incident you should contact Santa Rosa police at 707-528-5222.
A similar incident to the one at Stout Brothers Pub occurred at La Rosa Tequileria & Grille on August 4th. La Rosa is located on 500 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, the same street as Stout Brothers Pub. The attack at La Rosa Tequileria & Grille involved more than 15 people and left one man with a stab wound in his back.
Police are still investigating whether or not the two incidents are related.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents victims and their families who have been injured or killed in bar stabbings. Mr. Thompson has offered to share his knowledge on the legal options available to these victims.
“In general, commercial property owners are legally obligated to ensure the safety of their customers and employees. In order to keep patrons safe from preventable dangers, property owners need to provide adequate security on the premises. Unfortunately, there are times when adequate security is not offered and as a result, someone may fall victim to a stabbing or another violent crime. If this occurs, the victim may be able to bring a lawsuit against the property owner who may have acted negligently in failing to offer proper security measures on the premises”, explained Mr. Kent.
He continued: “Nonetheless, a violent crime victim’s attorney must also prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in addition to inadequate security. This means that if a bar owner knew that criminal violence was rising in the area, did not decide to improve security measures, and then someone was injured, he or she may be held liable for the crime. A stabbing victim lawyer must prove that the inadequate security caused the injury and that the crime was reasonably foreseeable for there to be a valid lawsuit.”