Security guard shoots suspect at downtown area restaurant

by KSAT.com  |  published on January 23, 2013

A suspected armed robber took two bullets as he tried to shoot it out with a security guard at a popular downtown area restaurant early Saturday morning.

Police say Johnny Reyes had already robbed or attempted to rob a nightclub and a hotel before getting shot.

It all started late Friday night at the Leaping Lizard Bar in the 300 block of E. Commerce.

Police say the 29 year-old Reyes shot a man he tried to rob inside that bar.

The victim is identified as 33 year-old James Montes and was in critical condition at SAMMC.

According to employees at Leaping Lizards, Montes underwent successful surgery this afternoon. Montes is the bar owner and manager.

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