Goshen News reported that on October 21st around 7:20 p.m., an argument between two men sparked in the parking lot of Dollar General located on 730 S Huntington St in Syracuse, IN.
As the dispute intensified, one of the men stabbed the other in the thigh. The victim was hospitalized for his injuries. There is no further information on his condition.
The suspect immediately left the scene in a vehicle with another man driving. Police found the driver of this vehicle and charged him as an accomplice to battery with a deadly weapon resulting in an injury. No information has yet been released about the suspect who stabbed the victim.
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson is an experienced violent crime attorney who represents victims of stabbings in civil lawsuits. Jeff has shared his insight about the legal rights of these victims and their families.
Every commercial property owners legally must maintain the safety of their patrons and employees while on their premises. In order to successfully do this property owners must provide adequate security. This may include installing video surveillance or hiring security personnel. If a property owner fails to provide adequate security and someone is injured or killed from a violent crime, then the owner may be held liable for the victim’s injuries.
Additionally, a victim’s lawyer must also be able to prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. For instance, if crime rates were increasing in the area and the property owner did not enhance security measures, then any violent crime to occur on the property may be deemed reasonably foreseeable.