Banditos Bar & Kitchen Releases Statement On Weekend Stabbing in Federal Hill

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Early Saturday morning three people were stabbed at Banditos Bar & Kitchen in Federal Hill. 17-year-old Baltimore County resident Shawn Guzman is now in custody of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and has been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder and three counts Aggravated Assault.

As a result of the altercation according to BPD, a total of four males, including Guzman who accidentally cut himself, sustained stab wounds and were transported to area hospitals. Three of the males sustained non-life threatening injuries, while one of the victims remains hospitalized.  That victim’s condition has been upgraded from critical to serious but stable.

One of the victims was a bouncer according to BPD.

Banditos Bar & Kitchen released the following statement on its Facebook page:

On behalf of all of us at Banditos, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to those injured and their families.

We are shocked and appalled by this senseless violence, which is in no way typical of the environment at Banditos or within the wonderful community of Federal Hill. In the five years since we opened, Banditos has never had an issue like this. We don’t condone or tolerate underage drinking or violence within our establishment. That is not who we are and contradicts everything we stand for.

We are a family here at Banditos, and the safety of our staff and patrons has and will remain our top priority. We are doing everything in our power to fully cooperate with the authorities, and we are also conducting our own internal investigation. Once that is complete, we will evaluate what we can do to ensure Banditos remains a safe, welcoming and fun destination for residents and visitors to the area.

On a more personal level, we are family-oriented community members who have been in the restaurant business for more than 12 years; 8 of those in South Baltimore/Federal Hill. We live, work and are active in our city and we are proud to call Baltimore home. Again, you have our personal commitment that we, along with our engaged team, will do everything possible to learn from this horrible incident and ensure Banditos is the positive environment we all expect.

– Andrew Dunlap, Sean White – Management & the entire Banditos Bar & Kitchen Family

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