Man shot to death after putting security guard in choke hold

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    Authorities identified the man who was shot to death early Saturday morning after putting a security guard a choke hold.

    Alfredo Morales, 45, was pronounced dead by the Bexar County Medical Examiner. Police said the security guard shot Morales outside Club Essence at about 12:45 a.m. after he was put in a choke hold during a fight with a patron.

    Police said a patron was asked to leave the downtown bar because he was highly intoxicated and bothering others. The man was escorted by the security guard after he began arguing. Once the man was in the parking lot he started fighting the security guard. Morales jumped in to help and put the security guard in a choke hold, police said. The security guard fired one shot striking Morales' belly.

    Police said the security guard will likely not face any charges. Charges are pending for the patron. Authorities are investigating.

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