One injured in shooting at sports bar

March 23, 2010 6:52:46 PM PDT
A fight at a sports bar in Porter led to a shooting that injured one person. Authorities responded to the Porter Sports Bar and Grill in the 23000 block of Loop 494 in Porter on Monday just before midnight. Deputies learned there had been a fight inside between four men that had continued into the parking lot. Police say one of the men retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and began firing the weapon. One person was struck in the hand by the shooter.

Two men who police considered the primary aggressors were arrested. Mathew Robert Knowles, 26, was arrested and charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His bond was set at $60,000.

Police located a second suspect at a nearby apartment complex. He was transported to a Conroe hospital for injuries sustained during the bar fight.

The victim in the shooting was treated at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands for a gunshot wound to the hand and later released.

Anyone with information involving this shooting is urged to call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 936-760-5876 or Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867).


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