Two Killed, Including Restaurant Manager, In Texas Sports Bar Shooting

A man killed the restaurant's manager and then a patron shot and killed the shooter. 

By Gina Tron

Two people were killed in a North Texas restaurant and bar on Wednesday evening.

According to an ABC affiliate, a shooting erupted at the Arlington Zona Caliente Sports Bar at about 6:15 p.m.

Two people were killed, including the alleged shooter.

"We believe the shooter is one of those deceased who was killed by a customer in the location after the suspect shot and killed someone inside the restaurant," police said. James Jones, 48, and Cesar Perez, 37, were pronounced dead. Perez was the manager of the restaurant. Jones has been identified as first shooter.

The customer who shot Jones has not been identified. According to the report, he had a concealed weapon on him and a concealed handgun license. No charges will be filed against him, according to police.

Police said the altercation began when Jones walked into the bar and approached Perez and the two started arguing.

“There was some type of altercation, things being said, and this man pulled out a gun and shot the employee and killed the employee," police stated. Then, a customer from the other end of the bar brought out his own handgun, shooting and killing Jones. A motive for Jones’ murder has not been identified yet.

[NBC 5]

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