“Active Shooter” in Texas Sports Bar Meets Good Guy With Gun


“Active Shooter” in Texas Sports Bar Meets Good Guy With Gun

A 48-year-old man named James Jones reportedly walked into Zona Caliente Sports Bar in Arlington, Texas, and began yelling. When restaurant manager Cesar Perez attempted to calm him down, he was murdered for his trouble.

Fortunately, there was another armed man in the restaurant at the time. The man, who asked to remain anonymous, was eating at a table with his wife when he saw the above crime occur. Instructing his wife to get down, he stood and shot the killer in the back.

The bad guy then began to fire, but not at anyone in particular.

“I don’t think the [bad guy] even knew where the rounds were coming from because he started shooting at the front door.” — Arlington Police Lieutenant Chris Cook

The murderer was equipped to wreak a lot of havoc, which may have been what he had in mind. Aside from the gun he used to kill Perez, he had a second handgun and “two knives.”

Police were supportive of the good Samaritan’s actions:

“We’re thankful that the good ‘Samaritan’ acted quickly and decisively to end the threat,” Cook said. “We never recommend people get involved. That’s a personal decision that a citizen has to make.”

The man who defended the innocent did not want his identity to become public:

The man who took down Jones wished to maintain his anonymity, police said, noting that he felt overwhelmed but relieved that he prevented further violence.

Please join me in applauding this gun-toting man’s fast, decisive action, which very likely prevented the death or injury of numerous others in that restaurant.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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