HOUSTON – A man was killed Thursday in a shooting at a southeast Houston bar.
According to homicide detectives, it started as a brawl between two groups inside Joe’s Place sports bar in the 100 block of East Edgebrook Drive.
Investigators said the large group of seven to eight people, including the DJ at the club who friends identify as DJ Black Junior, was fighting before someone broke up the brawl. Police said when things seemed to calming, someone started shooting, killing the DJ.
"The fight was over. Things seemed to be calming down then one of the groups was fixing to leave the bar when of the individuals pulled out a gun and fired several times, point blank, striking our complainant,” HPD Homicide Sgt. Thomas Simmons said. “He was transported to Ben Taub Hospital, where he died from his injuries."
The shooter is described as a 23 to 24-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet, 11 inches, with a short haircut. Police said the man was wearing a white T-shirt and shorts at the time of the shooting.
According to police, the gunman left the club before officers arrived.
It is unclear what started the fight that led to the shooting.
"No clear beef or anything like that. No long term rivals. Just some incident happened in the bar and it escalated to someone's life being lost," Simmons said.
Friends of the DJ are still in shock.
"If anybody knows anything, please let us, if anybody knows. This is so hard. He has a baby who is going to grow up not knowing him. He has sisters and brothers. He has a whole family behind him," friend Rissa Garcia said.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.