PD: Bouncer ID'd in deadly Phoenix bar shooting, suspects loose

PHOENIX - Police have identified a bar bouncer who died after a shooting early Friday morning in Phoenix.

According to Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, the shooting happened around 2 a.m. at Mi Ranchito Dancing Bar near 32nd Street and Thomas Road.

Police said 33-year-old Jesus Rafael Lozano-Vidal was not working at the time but helped co-workers clear out the bar after hours.

While closing the bar, Lozano-Vidal noticed a person leaving with a bottle of beer, Thompson said.

Lozano-Vidal told him he couldn't take the bottle and an altercation took place, involving the man's friends, according to Thompson.

One of the friends then shot Lozano-Vidal, and they all ran from the scene.

Lozano-Vidal was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police are searching for three suspects, all men in their 20s. Very little details are being released at this time.

If you have any information regarding this shooting, call Phoenix police at 602-262-6141, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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