Customer shot Arlington sports bar killer to ‘prevent further loss of life’

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Police say a customer at a North Texas sports bar fatally shot a man who had just killed the restaurant’s manager to “prevent further loss of life.”

Officials say 48-year-old James Jones walked into Zona Caliente sports bar in Arlington on Wednesday evening and fatally shot the manager, 37-year-old Cesar Perez.

Police Lt. Christopher Cook says a customer then fatally shot Jones. Cook says that customer was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program.

Cook says: “By all accounts, he decided to engage the shooter because he wanted to prevent further loss of life.”

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Witnesses told police that Jones verbally confronted Perez before killing him. Police don’t know whether they knew each other.