“Harris County deputies were working in uniform at an off-duty security job for Johnny B’s Outlaw Saloon [“East Houston’s premier Country Music bar for Pool, Darts, Karaoke and more”] at around 2 AM Friday morning,” the YouTube caption reports. “A fight broke out in the parking lot, and then a man drove up in a blue Cadillac and opened fire.”

You know the drill: stupid people in stupid places doing stupid things. And nothing good happens after 1:00 am. And then . . .

Three Harris County deputies ordered him to drop the gun, and when he continued to fire, the deputies gave him a premium leaded fill-up. The 27-year-old man died from copious blood leakage.

Nobody besides the shooter was reportedly hurt during this incident.

Premium leaded fill-up. Heh. Anyway, what’s up with the caption “drive-by shooting gone wrong”? I say result. You?

28 Responses to Houston, Texas Drive-By Shooting Has Happy Ending

  1. This is exactly why I can’t wait to get the he’ll out of this God forsaken swamp they call Houston. Moving to the country where I will be doing the drive by on hogs.

    • “Moving to the country where I will be doing the drive by on hogs.”

      Is it legal to shoot out of a moving vehicle in Texas???

      • Regulated game? Nope. Gotta stop the truck before you shoot.
        Hogs? We don’t care… hell, we shoot them from helicopters and you can pay to join in the fun. As far as feral piggies are concerned, Texas says you can use pretty much any method short of a WMD to take em’ out – just get out there and kill em’ already.

        • NFA Items are encouraged unofficially… I’m not sure anyone of importance would have a problem with people just lobbing bait slathered hand grenades from a helicopter at a group of hogs.

      • You can’t shoot across or from a public road. If you’re on private land, not within city limits, you can shoot more or less however you want.

    • So for a drive by on hogs, do you saddle up one hog, or do you ride standing up with one under each foot, like water skis?

  2. People under thirty or so won’t get the premium leaded part. but most of them don’t get much of anything anyway.

    • True. But I use “high-test” (I’m pushing 40), and a lot of guys older than me are still just as clueless.

    • You should see the looks my nieces and nephews give me when I try to explain the olden day evils of having to sit between my older brothers, riding on the rear seat “hump” in Mom and Dad’s car, when I was a kid.

    • Off duty “security” is there to enforce the law, not “security.” It is performed on the officer’s off time. The entity requesting this service is picking up the tab, not the taxpayers. The Sheriff or Chief of police has to sign off on the request and is responsible for ensuring it is a legal request and does not impact on the normal, routine functioning of their office. Most communities do not pay their officers very much, especially when you consider what is expected of them. Many resort to part-time work like this to make ends meet.

      • Depends. A cadet with an Associates degree makes $42K with HPD. Upon graduation, it jumps to $53K. Thereafter, it’s based on a formula factoring in years of service, years on patrol, degree level, shift, # of languages, and division assignment. It can top out at about $90K.

        Cops working private security do so for lots of reasons, but not many are struggling to put food on the table.

      • It’s also a moneymaker for the city. The PD acts as a labor broker, charging (we’ll say) $100.00/hr per man. They pay the cop $65.00/hr, take care of FICA, WC, and witholding, and put the “profit” in the general fund.

    • It’s an odd situation that sometimes does have ethical concerns, but it’s pretty useful for everyone. The reasoning is that a lot of these places have activity that is illegal going on and without these overtime details they would have to be calling the police every 10 minutes… which would strain the police force quite a bit. So instead they ‘hire’ an officer who would otherwise not be working that night (the department generally gets at least some of that money) to help deal with situations. The uniform is a pretty important safety issue as well as a deterrent- imagine if, in this scenario, half of the cops had been out of uniform and had to get in a shootout with this ne’er-do-well.

      The ethical concerns come in if the business tries to get the police to act outside their authority. If, for example, a club wants cops throwing people out (and not arresting them) it’s gonna eventually end up causing all sorts of legal problems.

      • “The reasoning is that a lot of these places have activity that is illegal going on”

        In licensed bars with uniformed side duty officers pulling security?

        Try again.

  3. He was just turning his life around. He was going to be a social worker and give back to the community when those motherless cops murdered him for no good reason.

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