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DJ shot, killed during bar brawl in Southeast Houston

Roughly 8 people were fighting, including DJ, before shots were fired

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HOUSTON – A man was killed Thursday in a shooting at a Southeast Houston bar.

According to homicide detectives, it started as a brawl between two groups inside Joe’s Place sports bar in the 100 block of East Edgebrook Drive.

Investigators said the large group of seven to eight people, including the club’s DJ, was fighting before someone broke up the brawl. Police said when things seemed to calming, someone started shooting, killing the DJ.

"The fight was over. Things seemed to be calming down then one of the groups was fixing to leave the bar when of the individuals pulled out a gun and fired several times, point blank, striking our complainant,” HPD Homicide Sgt. Thomas Simmons said. “He was transported to Ben Taub Hospital, where he died from his injuries."

The shooter is described as a 23 to 24-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet, 11 inches, with a short haircut. Police said the man was wearing a white T-shirt and shorts at the time of the shooting. According to police, the gunman left the club before officers arrived.

It is unclear what started the fight that led to the shooting.

"No clear beef or anything like that. No long term rivals. Just some incident happened in the bar and it escalated to someone's life being lost," Simmons said.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward and call police.