Armed, shirtless man fatally shot by security guard at Houston nightclub

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A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday. A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday.

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Image 2 of 10 A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday.

A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday.

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Image 3 of 10 A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday. A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday.

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A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday. A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday.

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A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday. A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday.

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A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday.

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A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday. A man who fired shots outside a Houston nightclub was fatally shot by security early Sunday.

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Back to Gallery A security guard fatally shot a shirtless man who opened fire early Sunday outside a Northside nightclub. The chaos started inside Club 5608 Live around 3 a.m., when two men got into a verbal argument at the North Shepherd and Tidwell location, according to police.

One man left the building and went to his car to retrieve a gun. At some point, he took off his shirt, according to a witness, and returned shirtless and armed. Then, he started shooting - but a security guard returned fire, killing the suspect just as he tried to come back in the building.

Club-goer Giselle Torres was near the doorway when she heard five shots fired. "This man and some other man had some beef, and he went to his car and he came back and somebody shot him," she said. "I didn't see them fighting but I just know they had some beef.

Because clearly he had a problem if he came back, went to his car and shot somebody." Although gunfire hit the building and a number of other objects in the area, Houston police said it doesn't appear any bystanders were wounded. It's not clear how many times the suspect was shot, and authorities did not immediately identify either the guard or the slain man.

Surveillance cameras outside the building provided "pretty good video" of what happened, according to Houston police investigator Terrance Jackson.

The security guard was not charged.

"He's doing his job," Jackson said. "He's here not just to secure the building and the property and the people that own the place but also the other customers."

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