It happened around 12:45am at the Good Fortune Club in the 25100 block of Interstate 45 North in south Montgomery County.
When Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived, they found Christopher A. Dillon dead inside the club and several witnesses blaming the same person for his death -- 30-year-old Toriano Renauld Freeman.
According to witnesses, Freeman entered the club sometime after midnight and asked a customer to use his cell phone. The patron allowed Freeman to use his phone, but then he did not want to return it.
Deputies said a fight broke out and Dillon intervened. Freeman reportedly assaulted Dillon, punching him several times. Witnesses told deputies the victim fell to the floor unconscious and died.
Freeman fled the scene on foot. He was arrested around 10:30am at a convenience store at the intersection of Sawdust Road and I-45, near where deputies believed he lives.
Officials said Freeman was charged with murder. He was also wanted for an outstanding misdemeanor theft warrant.