One dead after shooting outside SE Houston nightclub

July 6, 2010 11:24:45 AM PDT
A man's decision to return to a bar where he had been kicked out to start firing shots cost him his life. The man was killed and a woman was wounded after a security guard returned fire outside El Antro on Ogden near the Gulf Freeway.

A fight inside the bar spilled out into the parking lot around 3am Monday morning with deadly results.

The last really big piece of the evidence was collected just a few hours ago, including the pickup truck the shooting victims were riding in.

Police say Jaime Salazar and several other males were refusing to leave the "El Antro" night club at 8103 Gulf Freeway. As an employee bouncer removed them from the club, the men got into a fight with the employee. A security guard working at the club arrived and broke up the fight.

As the employee and the security guard were walking back to the club, Salazar went back to his truck, got a pistol, and began firing towards the employee. The security guard returned fire with his weapon and struck Salazar. Salazar then jumped into his truck and, still firing his weapon, drove away.

Salazar was hit several times. He and his female passenger managed to drive around the corner in his truck before Salazar crashed into a ditch and died at the scene. The woman was also struck by a stray bullet and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the knee.

The shooting caught the attention of some neighbors, who did not want to be identified.

"I hear these people out at 3 or 4 in the morning, and they're still partying right behind our window. I'm trying to sleep to go to work, you know," said the neighbor.

Some of the neighbors originally thought the shooting was fireworks going off.

Police said they want to speak with the bouncer to get his side of the story.

The 21-year-old security guard, authorities say, was a licensed peace officer so they think this will be filed as a justified shooting.


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