Updated Mar 14, 2014 - 3:55 pm
Customer balks at leaving Phoenix bar, shoots employee
PHOENIX -- An off-duty security guard at a Phoenix bar has died after being shot several times by a man after a closing-time altercation.
Phoenix police identify the victim of Friday's shooting as 33-year-old Jesus Rafael Lozano-Vidal.
They say Lozano-Vidal was visiting the Mi Ranchito Dancing bar in central Phoenix where he works as a security guard.
After the bar closed at 2 a.m., police say Lozano-Vidal helped employees clear out the patrons when he noticed a man was trying to leave with a bottle of beer.
Lozano-Vidal told the man he couldn't take the bottle and a fight ensued involving the man and his two friends, all in their 20s.
Police say one of three men shot Lozano-Vidal, who later died at a hospital.
The suspects fled and are being sought.