Waikiki bar may be held responsible in patron's deathUPDATED 7:13 PM HST Mar 06, 2014Video Transcript
served him is could be in VIOLATION! Good evening, I'm Paula Akana. Thanks for joining us, I'm Yunji De Nies. The shooting death of Schofield Barracks soldier Gregory Gordon made national headlines in early 20-13... Residents living along the Ala Wai videotaped the deadly confrontation... Now the Liquor commission says the bar Nashville Waikiki may have over-served Gordon! KITV4's Andrews Pereira just talked to Gordon's parents and joins us with this KITV4 Exclusive. Yunji, Paula... Gordon's parents realize their son was driving drunk when he was shot by police. But they say the bar that served him also played a role. The Nashville Waikiki on Kuhio Ave. is where 22-year-old Gregory Gordon spent the final hours of his life. When he left the bar last year in the early morning hours of Jan. 15, his blood alcohol level was nearly 2-1/2 times the legal limit. CARS BEING RAMMED Moments later Gordon was filmed ramming patrol cars that surrounded his pickup on Ala Wai Blvd. Police say they had no choice but to open fire. FOUR GUN SHOTS Gordon's parents believe the soldier's alcohol consumption triggered a severe episode of PTSD. TODD GORDON: "I THINK WHEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FELL IN BEHIND HIM, HE WENT BACK TO AFGHANISTAN, TO THE WAR. THAT WAS HIS TIME TO GET AWAY." TRACEY GORDON: "HE CALLED ME ALL THE TIME, TOLD ME HOW HE COULDN'T DEAL WITH THINGS HE SAW OVER THERE." The Honolulu Liquor Commission has issued three notices of violation to the owners of the Nashville Waikiki.. Promoting excessive consumption of liquor. Permitting a person under the influence to remain on the premises. And drink stacking, which involves serving more than one drink at a time. The bar faces fines or the loss of its liquor license during a hearing before the Liquor Commission March 27. Gordon's parents believe the bar should be shut down. TRACEY GORDON: "WHY DID YA'LL HAVE TO SERVE HIM SO MUCH ALCOHOL, WHY COULDN'T YA'LL CALL HIM A CAB. WHY DID YOU LET HIM LEAVE" TODD GORDON: "I KNOW HERE IN ALABAMA IF SOMEBODY'S THAT DRUNK, THE BARS, THEY CALL FOR SOMEBODY TO COME GET HIM. THEY DON'T LET THEM LEAVE AND DRIVE." ANDREW PEREIRA: "AS GORDON'S PARENTS AWAIT POSSIBLE PENALTIES AGAINST THE NASHIVILLE WAIKIKI BY THE LIQUOR COMMISSION, THEY'RE ALSO CONSIDERING POSSIBLE LITIGATION AGAINST THE BAR'S OWNERS AS WELL AS THE HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT." TODD EDDINS: "IN MY VIEW IT'S GOING TO BE AN UPHILL BATTLE." Criminal defense attorney Todd Eddins says that's because of existing state law. TODD EDDINS: "HAWAII LAW PROTECTS POLICE WHEN THEY FEEL IT'S IMMEDIATELY NECESSARY TO USE DEADLY FORCE TO CURB A HARM TO OTHERS, INCLUDING THEMSELVES." Eddins also believes any legal action against the Nashville Waikiki will be difficult. TODD EDDINS: "IT'S NOT NECESSARILY REASONABLY FORESEEABLE THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WOULD GO OUT AND CAUSE, OR ENGANGE IN CERTAIN CONTACT TO RESULT IN HIS OWN DEATH BY SHOOTING BY POLICE OFFICERS." For now, Gordon's parents cling to the only thing they have left of their son... his 2-year-old boy Gauge. TRACEY GORDON: "IT'S SO HARD THAT HE'S NEVER GOING TO KNOW HIS DADDY, AND HE ASKS ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME." Honolulu police say an internal investigation of four officers involved in the shooting of Gregory Gordon was finished in October. All four officers have returned to duty. Last month two officers received certificates of merit for "stopping" Gordon's vehicle. We made several attempts to contact the owners of the Nashville Waikiki but never got a response. Paula?