Security guard shoots man in bar parking lot after put in choke hold

(Photo: SBG San Antonio)

A security guard shot a man early Saturday morning after he was put in a choke hold during a fight with a patron.

Authorities were called to Club Essence at about 12:45 a.m. for reports of a shooting. Police said a patron was asked to leave the downtown bar because he was highly intoxicated and bothering others. The man was escorted by a security guard after he began arguing. Once the man was in the parking lot he started fighting the security guard. His friend jumped in and put the security guard in a choke hold, police said. The security guard fired one shot striking the friend's belly. Police said he was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in serious condition.

Police said the security guard will likely not face any charges. Charges are pending for the patron and the friend. Authorities are investigating.

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