Could the shooting death and injuries outside a Minneapolis bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out outside a Minneapolis, MN bar early Friday morning, September 9, 2022, leaving one man dead and three others injured.
As reported by KARE11.com, “[a] shooting outside [a saloon] off Washington Avenue in Minneapolis has left one man dead and three more injured.”
According to the report, “[e]arly information indicates the men, who are all in their 30’s, were inside the bar at a private party when a dispute occurred and shots were fired. The fight eventually spilled outside the bar where more gunfire erupted.”
StarTribune.com is reporting, “[o]fficers rendered aid to the victim until paramedics arrived and took him to Hennepin Healthcare in downtown Minneapolis where he died.” Per the report, “[a] second man who was found at the scene with “potentially life-threatening wounds” was taken to the hospital by ambulance…[t]wo other men who suffered gunshot wounds arrived at the hospital in private vehicles.”
According to Fox9.com, “[t]he man killed in the shooting…was Maurice Cortez Crumble, 34, of Brooklyn Park.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Is Justice Available? Our Legal Take
Bar and business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- Were any security personnel at the property?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
- Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
- What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
- Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?
- Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Maurice Cortez Crumble may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Maurice Cortez Crumble and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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