Suspect Arrested in Spartanburg Bar Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 2
Police in Spartanburg have arrested a murder suspect in a triple shooting that left one man dead and two women wounded at Gravy’s Grill earlier this month. 22-year-old Daniel Shaquan Means was arrested at around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28 – more than two weeks after the deadly shooting. He has been charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of November 10th at Gravy’s Grill, a sports bar and nightclub on Kensington Drive. Responding officers found one man and two women with gunshot injuries. 25-year-old Damien Michael Young died of his injuries at the hospital. The other two victims were also hospitalized.
As of Wednesday, Means was in the Spartanburg County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
Legal Rights of Bar Shooting Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent helps violent crime victims find justice and financial support in civil court and has a background as a criminal prosecutor. We’ve asked him for some insight into the legal rights of bar shooting victims and their families:
Bar owners have a duty to make sure their customers are safe from preventable dangers. This is a legal obligation with extends to all types of property owners and their guests, residents, and visitors as well. Protections against reasonably foreseeable violent crime are part of this legal obligation. When a shooting or stabbing occurs at a bar or nightclub, the bar owner can potentially be considered liable if he or she failed to adequately guard against the risk of foreseeable violent crime.
For example, a bar owner may be found negligent for failing to have adequate security measures in place, such as hired security guards who could conduct weapons searches before allowing customers into the bar.
If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed during a shooting or stabbing at a bar or another place of business, you have legal rights. You can learn more about your options for justice by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.