Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Hartigan's Irish Pub Issues Statement on Sunday's Homicide
“The owners and staff of Hartigan’s Irish Pub are still in shock after the tragic and senseless event that took place Sunday. They send their condolences to the friends and family of Ms. Baker and join in their grief. Please know that the owners, staff, and private security guard did everything they could to assist Ms. Baker and to assist the police officers in their investigation.
One of the staff had summoned the police prior to the stabbing, so officers were on the scene almost immediately. While officers were taking control of the situation, one of the owners was assisting the police officers and another was on the phone with the medics getting instructions.
In response to the statement made anonymously by a person claiming to be a first responder that a Hartigan’s owner kept her from rendering assistance, it simply is not true. Her assertions only serve to inflame what is already a tragic and painful event. We understand the investigation is continuing and we are cooperating in any way that we can. If anyone has additional information that will assist the investigation please contact the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
“Hartigan’s goal has always been to provide a fun, safe, and welcoming environment for all of our patrons with a zero tolerance policy for any type of violence or fighting. To everyone who was injured, involved, or present, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. To the many, many of our friends and patrons who have reached out to us, we can’t express enough how much we appreciate the love and support you have given us.”