Man shot by police outside night club facing charges

Edgar Moran, 23, is charged with aggravated assault of a public servant.

January 6, 2012 2:26:26 PM PST
A man who was shot at by Houston police is now facing charges in connection with the incident.

Investigators say Edgar Moran started a fight with the off-duty and uniformed HPD officer who was working security at the El Portal night club on Lawndale in southeast Houston on Wednesday. According to police, Moran allegedly pulled a handgun and that's when the officer opened fire. Moran was not hit and fled the scene.

Moran, 23, was arrested nearby and is charged with aggravated assault of a public servant.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shootings in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.