Cell phone recordings captured the heartbreaking moment when a Texas security guard shot two people in a popular sports bar, killing one and injuring the other.
The fatal incident happened in Ojos Locos Sports Cantina around 2:00 am when a sudden fight broke out after three security guards attempted to evacuate the property at closing time.
It is unclear what preceded it or what caused the fight, but a guard struggles with three men when he suddenly swings a gun and fires two shots.
Immediately the room descends into chaos while shocked customers see an unknown man fall to the floor and his friends gather around him.
A guard at Ojos Locos Sports Cantina in Houston, Texas, shot a man dead and injured another after he had a fight at closing time
“I just heard two gunshots and then we turned around and they were like,” He’s dead, he’s dead. You killed him, “a witness told. ABC 13.
Another witness said: “Everyone screamed. A few girls were crying. His best friend, two of his friends, were crying by his side and said, “Why did you kill my friend? You didn’t have to kill him.”
In the shooting several others start to shout and approach the guard, who takes out his gun again to point to the group. Finally he puts the gun away.
One person died on the spot while another was transported to a local hospital. They are in stable condition.
It is unclear what caused the incident or what happened before cameras started rolling, but the guard waved a gun and fired two rounds
A witness said, “I just heard two gunshots, and then we turned around and they were like,” He’s dead, he’s dead. You killed him ”
Paublo Escobar, one of the patrons of Ojos Locos Sports Cantina, said it was his cousin who was injured in the shooting.
He remembered the scary moment with Click on 2 Houston and explained the images of the mobile phone from the recordings.
“If he pulls him out and shoots, you see me fix my head because I thought he hit me,” he said.
Escobar says the bullet missed him, but his cousin hit the right shoulder.
Paublo Escobar (photo) said his cousin had a bullet on his right shoulder during the incident
According to Escobar, the guards started calling out expletives to patrons to get out and the guard in question pulled a crutch from under his cousin.
This caused a confrontation between the two, where the guard reportedly pulled his cousin.
Escobar said: ‘No one hurled at him. Nobody grabs his weapon. Other guards are not in the same mindset. This guy wanted to kill. He searched for justification. ”
The Harris County Sheriff’s office has been called on site and has shared preliminary information.
“At closing time, an armed security officer began to close things and a man refused to leave. A physical argument ensued between the two and others began to jump in, “said Chief Ed Gonzalez.
“The security officer shot two; one died on the spot and the other was transported to the hospital. “
Pictured: Friends and patrons gather around the man who was shot dead in Ojos Locos Sports Cantina seconds after the gun went off
The guard has not been arrested or charged with crimes, but the authorities say he is cooperating in the investigation.
The names of the victims and the guard have not been released.
The research results will be transferred to the Harris County District Law Office for presentation before a grand jury.
A spokesperson for Ojos Locos Sports Cantina has issued a statement.
“A tragic incident occurred in one of our restaurants in Houston this morning and we are still collecting details about what happened. Since this is an ongoing police investigation, it would be inappropriate to speculate at this time. We will share additional information when it is available, “they wrote.
The sports bar was reopened on Monday morning.