Fight outside sports bar turns into deadly beating

A fight outside a nightclub led to the beating death of one man and another is injured as he tried to run away and was hit by a car.

April 4, 2011 10:44:13 AM PDT
A fight outside a bar took a deadly turn in southwest Houston and ended when one man was struck by a car overnight. Police say patrol officers responded to a person down call at the La Jungada sports bar at 10701 West Bellfort about 11:50 p.m. on Sunday. According to police, two men were outside the bar when they were confronted by two other men. One man was beaten to death with a baseball bat in the parking lot. Another man tried to get away and ran from his attackers, but the second pair of men jumped in a car and ran the man over. The victim hit by the car is in the hospital in an unknown condition.

The unknown suspects fled the scene in a possible black Chevrolet Equinox.

Police are still looking for the two attackers. Authorities say cameras at the front of the bar may have recorded the entire incident.

The male victim, age unknown, suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pendiing notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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