Customer Shoots Gunman Dead After He Kills a Restaurant Employee

A patron with a handgun shot and killed a man who had, moments earlier, shot a manager of a popular Arlington, Texas, restaurant Wednesday evening, WFAA reported. The shooter, identified by police as James Jones, 48, shot and killed manager Cesar Perez, 37, before being shot and killed himself by a customer with a gun.

Arlington Police investigate the scene at the Zona Caliente Sports Bar & Grill on South Cooper Arlington, Tex., on May 3, 2017.

When they arrived, they found that two individuals had been shot dead inside the restaurant.

The unnamed man then "without warning" pulled out his weapon and shot the employee dead.

Two people were killed, including the alleged shooter.

Witnesses told police that Jones verbally confronted Perez before killing him. Cook says that customer was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program.

A third person was injured when she hurt herself with some broken glass.

Police do not yet have a motive in the shooting of Perez, but they have made clear that the concealed permit holder will face no charges for the actions he took to be sure no other innocents were harmed.

  • Larry Hoffman