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.