Man who killed Texas sports bar manager had 2 guns, 2 knives

Nick Sanchez
May 6, 2017

It was then, police say, a customer who was carrying a concealed gun returned fire on the suspect, killing him.

"Had the Good Samaritan not intervened, there could have further loss of life", Cook said.

Arlington Police Spokesman Chris Cook posted on Twitter that police are at the scene, and believe that the shooter is one of the deceased.

The man reported to police as an "active shooter" was 48-year-old James Jones.

They said that there was a customer who saw the shooting and was armed with a handgun.

Christopher Cook told WFAA-TV that Jones entered the bar yelling and speaking incoherently when Perez approached him in an attempt to calm him down.

When gunfire was exchanged at the restaurant on South Cooper Street in Arlington Wednesday, employees and customers ran outside to a gym in the strip mall. This could indicate the gun was stolen, said Cook.

While the altercation was happening, a patron of the bar, who has yet to be named, pulled out his concealed handgun and shot Jones.

"We could be talking about a totally different story with the amount of firepower that he had on him", Lt. Cook said. Investigators found two more loaded guns and two knives on Jones' body.

Jones did not know Perez, according to investigators.

The restaurant has what the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission calls a "blue sign", indicating that concealed handgun license carriers can indeed carry concealed weapons in their establishment.

There were about 20 people in the bar at the time, and they were being interviewed by detectives.

This comes after the rash of violent incidents across Texas in the past couple of weeks.

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