Man with tire iron fatally shot by Liberty Co. investigator at Houston restaurant: HPD

An investigator working an extra job fatally shot a man who charged at him with a tire iron inside a Houston restaurant, police say. 

The shooting was reported around 11:14 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Gulfgate Mall.


According to HPD, a Liberty County District Attorney’s Office investigator who was in uniform working an extra job had gotten into a verbal altercation with a male patron. Police say the patron left the restaurant and then returned with a tire iron. 

According to police, the man charged toward the investigator while holding the tire iron in a threatening manner, and which point the investigator fired his gun.

The man was shot. Police say the man then ran outside to the parking lot, where he died.

The Houston Police Department is investigating the shooting because it occurred in city limits. They are reviewing surveillance video and speaking with witnesses.