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Strip Club Security Guards Charged With Murder After Parking Lot Shooting

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    Strip Club Security Guards Charged With Murder After Parking Lot Shooting

    Two security officers in Dallas are under arrest and facing murder charges after fatally shooting a man trying to leave a nightclub parking lot early New Year's Day, police say. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019)

    Two security officers in Dallas are under arrest and facing murder charges after fatally shooting a man trying to leave a strip club parking lot early New Year's Day, police say.

    According to Dallas police, just before 3 a.m. officers were called to a shooting at an overflow parking lot for XTC Cabaret along the 8500 block of Stemmons Freeway.

    Dallas police are investigating a fatal shooting by security guards outside a nightclub, Jan. 1, 2019.
    Photo credit: NBC 5 News

    Investigators said the 34-year-old victim, identified by police as Jason Hill, was allegedly involved in an altercation in the parking lot and that an unarmed security guard had called for backup to help control the situation.

    Two security officers, 25-year-old Daterrious Haggard and 27-year-old Eric Hansen, ran to the overflow lot and immediately tried to stop Hill from leaving the lot.

    According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the guards said there was an unresponsive person on the ground behind Hill's truck and that they ordered him to stop backing up.

    When he refused to stop, the security officers began shooting into Hill's pickup truck. At the same time, bystanders moved the unconscious person to another area.

    Hill, who was killed in the shooting, crashed into several parked vehicles in the parking lot before his vehicle came to a stop.

    After the shooting, Haggard and Hansen were detained and taken to Dallas Police Headquarters for an interview where police said they waived their Miranda rights and admitted to detectives they'd repeatedly fired their weapons at the driver after he ignored their commands to stop.

    "During the course of the investigation, detectives were made aware of and reviewed a video circulating on social media that captured a significant portion of the incident," police said.

    The video referenced by police was a Facebook live broadcast by a man who, while sitting inside his parked car, said he'd been visiting the XTC strip club and started broadcasting after seeing a fight in the parking lot where someone was apparently knocked unconscious.

    In the video, a person can be seen motionless on the ground with a number of onlookers nearby. Moments later, several security officers can be seen running into the area, attempting to stop someone in a white pickup from leaving the scene.

    After a lot of shouting, more than a dozen gun shots can be heard before the truck rolls to a stop. The driver then lurches the truck forward and more gunshots are heard. The truck then accelerates a third time before crashing into several parked cars as even more gunshots are fired.

    "Based on their interview, the social media video and witness testimony, Haggard and Hansen were both arrested and will be charged with murder," Dallas police said.

    Bail amounts for Haggard and Hanson have not been set and it's not clear if they've obtained attorneys.

    While two arrests have been made, the investigation into the incidents are active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is still encouraged to contact Detective McDaniel at 214-671-4236 or tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com.

    NBC 5's Jack Highberger contributed to this report.

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