Texas Bar Shooting- Hero With a Gun Takes Out Shooter

By Faye Higbee

Arlington, Texas- According to Dallas News, a Concealed Carrier is being hailed as a hero by Arlington Police after he took out a shooter at the Zona Caliente Sports Bar on Wednesday night. The shooter had walked into the bar and started yelling “incoherently” at the manager, and then shot him dead. The customer shot the gunman.

Saving lives

Police did not identify the concealed carrier.

The gunman was James Jones, 48,  of Grand Prairie, Texas.

At about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jones walked into the Zona Caliente Bar and began yelling at the manager, Cesar  Perez, 37. Witness said the yelling was incoherent, and they were unsure of who he was talking about or to.

The manager tried to talk to him, but that’s when Jones pulled a gun “from out of nowhere” and shot the manager. Perez died at the scene. Police do not believe they knew each other.

Meanwhile, a customer was dining with his wife. He told her to take cover, pulled out his legal gun, and shot the gunman, who randomly started shooting at the door as he died. By the time police arrived, both the manager and the man who killed him were deceased.

One other person was injured in the incident, but only by broken glass as she attempted to leave the building during the shooting. No other injuries were reported.

Police stated that they found Jones in possession of two loaded guns and two knives.

“We do believe he had the capacity to do much greater harm.” Arlington Police spokesman Christopher Cook

There were over a dozen customers and several employees in the bar at the time of the shooting.

“We’re treating the good guy as sort of a hero…By all accounts, he decided to engage the shooter because he wanted to prevent further loss of life. If the shooter was going to do additional shooting, because he engaged the shooter there was no further loss of life.” Christopher Cook

The concealed carrier may have stopped a mass shooting incident in its tracks. More people might have died if he had not stepped in to take care of the problem. It’s bad enough that one man was murdered at the hands of a stranger, but had the customer not been prepared, it could have been much much worse.

R.I.P. Cesar Perez.