1 fatally shot, 1 injured after security guard escorts man out of SW Houston club

Police say a weapon recovered at the scene was ‘not a functioning firearm.’

HOUSTON – A man was killed and another was injured in a shooting involving three security guards outside a southwest Houston club early Monday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

It happened at Karma Bar and Lounge, located at 5712 S. Gessner Rd., at around 5:54 a.m.

According to HPD, the security guards escorted the men out of the club when one of the men pulled out what appeared to be a gun on the security guards. Investigators said that’s when the security guards feared for their safety and fired several shots, hitting both men.

Police said one of the men was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

“We have recovered one weapon on scene. It’s not a real firearm, it looks like a replica. It is not a functioning firearm,” HPD Sgt. Bill Elsbury said.

Investigators said the club has good surveillance video and they are working to review it to see exactly was happened.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and determined the case would be referred to a grand jury for review.