The residents of Kern Place want more security in the Cincinnati district after the shooting and stabbing of a soldier

EL PASO, Texas – In the past two weeks, one person has been shot dead in the Cincinnati Entertainment District and another has been stabbed multiple times and seriously injured. Now the residents of the region are demanding more security after the attacks.

Fort Bliss confirmed Tuesday that the stabbed victim was an Army sergeant whose attack was caught on surveillance video outside the Rockin ‘Cigar Bar. Meanwhile, the bar’s owner, Frank Ricci, told ABC-7 that he was being sued by the victim’s family over the incident.

The Kern Place Association sent ABC-7 a statement Tuesday that it is supporting an increased effort in the area to “curb the negative impact bar customers are having on residents of nearby Kern Place.”

The statement said, in part, “Companies that have been owned by Kern Place (Palomino Tavern, Ardovinos Pizza, Crave, G2, Fool’s Gold) understand our problems, appear to be complying with laws and regulations, and even have to hire.” Contributed by staff. Duty police patrolling the public areas and our neighborhood. Historically, the area’s problems with the other facilities have been on and around the 200 block of Cincinnati Avenue. The attitudes, actions, and inaction of these other facilities are obvious forms the disrespect for the residents of Kern Place. “

In 2018 the Uptown Parking Benefit District was introduced. The idea was to install parking meters in the area and use the proceeds for security and public improvements.

They have had total sales of $ 191,888.71 since 2018, according to UPBD. A total of $ 104,239 was used for security by a private contractor and El Paso Police Department.

The board also held a board meeting on February 4th to discuss a “security update on activities within the district.” ABC-7 tried to learn more details about what was going on at the meeting.

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