Good Samaritan Killed Defending Texas Woman

Jesus Solis intervenes, is shot twice

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 1, 2013 8:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – When Jesus Solis saw three men forcing a woman to dance with them at a Texas sports bar around 2am yesterday, he was quick to come to the woman's defense. It was a move that ultimately proved deadly. The owner of Vara's Sports Bar in Houston says Solis, 39, was a regular customer, and that he told the men the woman had a boyfriend as he stepped in to help, KTRK reports. One of the men then reportedly went outside to get a gun; witnesses say a fight broke out, and one of the suspects shot Solis in the leg then fired again as Solis walked away, killing the Good Samaritan.

Police are looking for the shooter and the men who accompanied him, none of whom Solis is thought to have known. Vara's owner says the incident occurred as customers were being let out, and adds that the suspect left a bloody shirt behind, the Houston Chronicle reports. "The individuals entered the bar close to closing time [and] immediately began to confront bar patrons that were already inside," confirms a sergeant. (It was a bad week for Good Samaritans: The Georgia man who was paralyzed in early June while trying to save a young girl died Friday.)

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