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29 January 2018

BROOKLYN: Checkmate Bar and Grill Shooting Leaves One Man Injured In Lovejoy Neighborhood


BROOKLYN Bar Fight: Checkmate Bar and Grill Shooting Leaves One Man Injured In Lovejoy Neighborhood

Shooting at Checkmate Bar and Grill Left A 32-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured In The Lovejoy Neighborhood

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 28, 2018) – A man is in critical condition after a shooting just outside the Checkmate Bar and Grill in the Lovejoy neighborhood.

Brooklyn police are saying the shooting at Checkmate Bar and Grill that left one man injured occurred around 3:00 a.m. by East Lovejoy Street near Ideal Street. Authorities are saying some sort of argument broke out inside the Checkmate Bar and Grill and continued outside where the man was shot.

The 32-year-old victim was taken to the Erie County Medical Center with serious injuries.

This is not the first time there has been a problem at the bar. There have been numerous disturbances which led local residents to gather signatures to have the bar shut down.

An investigation into the attack remains ongoing.


Generally speaking, property owners have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment for the guests that come to visit. This includes taking sensible measures to protect people from criminal activity. When there is a history of violence at a bar, this puts the property owners on notice that there are safety concerns that need to be addressed. If a property owner fails to take reasonable measures to prevent criminal activity on their property. In addition to inadequate security, a bar owner in New York may also be liable for an attack if the bar violated the state’s Dram Shop Law. Bar employees have a responsibility to cease serving patrons alcohol when they are “visibly intoxicated”.  Any person that is injured in a shooting or assault at a bar may be able to file a claim for damages.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the shooting at Checkmate Bar and Grill that left one man critically injured. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim as he continues to recover. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to contact authorities. Steps need to be taken to curb violence at this property.

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a shooting at a bar you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.