Harris County deputies kill man in shootout outside bar in east Harris County, authorities say

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A man was shot and killed Friday by off-duty deputies outside a bar in east Harris County, authorities said.

According to investigators, three deputies were were working security at Johnny B's Outlaw Saloon in the 12700 block of Woodforest Blvd.  The deputies saw a fight outside the bar and a man in a blue Cadillac started shooting, investigators  said. 

Officials said the deputies, who were in uniform, ordered the man to drop the weapon. When he kept shooting the deputies returned fire, investigators said. 

The 27-year-old man was found dead inside the Cadillac.

Several shell casings were lying on the ground next to the vehicle.

The three deputies were placed on administrative leave.

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