Man shot during fight outside nightclub

HOUSTON Police say Jimenez and a friend were told to leave the nightclub in the 5600 block of Hillcroft after a fight and were escorted outside. As Jimenez waited for an employee, he became impatient and retrieved an unknown object from his vehicle and tried to return to the entrance of the business. A male watching the parking lot saw Jimenez holding the object in his hand and running toward him. At that time, the male discharged a shotgun twice.

The police report goes on to say that Jimenez returned to his vehicle and another male, who had just heard the shots, saw an unknown object sticking out of Jimenez's back pocket. The second male saw Jimenez's hand near the unknown object and thought it was a gun. The male, believing Jimenez was about to pull out the object, began shooting at Jimenez, who was struck and entered the passenger side of his vehicle.

A friend then drove Jimenez from the scene to an apartment off Gulfton and called 911. The friend was later detained and questioned by officers.

Jimenez was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in serious condition.

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