Guard Shoots Man During Parking Lot Brawl

A fight in the parking lot of a bar north of downtown ended early today with a bar patron being shot by a security guard, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say a man was ejected from the bar at Euclid and N. Lexington for being 'excessively intoxicated,'

When the man was deposited in the parking lot he scuffled with the bar bouncer and attempted to re-enter the bar.

That's when a friend of the intoxicated man decided it would be a fantastic idea to go to his buddy's aid, and police say he came up from behind and grabbed the bouncer in a choke hold.

The bouncer managed to grab his legally carried handgun and shot the man in the stomach.

He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.. The man who started it all by fighting with the bouncer after he was ejected is being questioned by police.

The bouncer was not hurt.

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