Good Samaritan with concealed firearm takes down man who shot and killed restaurant manager

People in Arlington, Texas, held a vigil Thursday evening to honor a manager at a popular sports bar who was shot and killed Wednesday, and whose assailant was killed by a patron with a licensed concealed handgun.

Well over 100 here, including many that were inside #Zonacaliente last night when mngr was killed @wfaachannel8pic.twitter.com/kBNfYjh4n3

— Todd Unger (@ToddWFAA8) May 5, 2017

“Bulldog,” the mngr from #Zonacaliente was honored tonight. Learn more about him & how CHL carrier helped save others, at 10 @wfaachannel8pic.twitter.com/eRiNTVjvcT

— Todd Unger (@ToddWFAA8) May 5, 2017

WFAA reports:

Lt. Christopher Cook said it all began when [James] Jones walked into the bar, yelling and saying incoherent things. [Cesar] Perez, a manager, tried to calm him down before Jones shot Perez.

Then, a customer at the bar pulled out his handgun and shot and killed Jones. Police have confirmed the customer had a CHL and charges won’t be filed against him.

Police say a customer was a concealed carry holder said to his wife “get down,” then stood up and took out the restaurant shooter pic.twitter.com/td1Ag8BpYE

— Charlotte Huffman (@WFAAcharlotte) May 4, 2017

Look inside where mngr was killed at #Zonacaliente in Arl. Man with CHL ultimately took down shooter. Vigil at 7 @wfaachannel8pic.twitter.com/oHyxOMduOV

— Todd Unger (@ToddWFAA8) May 4, 2017

“He saved a lot of lives.” Staff thankful for CHL carrier that killed shooter. Tonight, they honored the shooter’s vix. At 10 @wfaachannel8pic.twitter.com/OLdmuhQQ4s

— Todd Unger (@ToddWFAA8) May 5, 2017

Police confirmed that Jones was in possession of two firearms and two knives.

#BREAKING: @ArlingtonPD say 48yo suspect James Jones had another loaded handgun in pocket, as well as 2 knives on him– total of 4 weapons

— Lauren Zakalik (@wfaalauren) May 4, 2017

OF NOTE: @ArlingtonPD say the second gun that suspect James Jones had on him had the serial number scratched off.

— Lauren Zakalik (@wfaalauren) May 4, 2017

Update on shooting from yesterday. Murder suspect had 2 handguns & 2 knives on him before concealed handgun holder shot & killed suspect. pic.twitter.com/boONtRpsoK

— Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) May 4, 2017

Police confirm good Samaritan had CHL & aren’t looking charge him, regardless if establishment operates as bar, where carrying is illeg https://t.co/SI2GaBr9fr

— Todd Unger (@ToddWFAA8) May 4, 2017

Looks like the man who took down Jones is in the clear legally.

Also-The business is a “blue sign” business which would allow the lawful carrying of a firearm by a license holder in accordance w/state law pic.twitter.com/CnQBW65suU

— Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) May 4, 2017

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