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Security Guard Shot To Death While Breaking Up Fight At Baltimore County Restaurant

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WINDSOR MILL, Md. (WJZ)—Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a popular bar and restaurant after a security guard was killed doing his job.

Linh Bui explains how there’s been trouble there before.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Friday at the Windsor Inn, and police are still conducting interviews and gathering evidence.

The Windsor Inn opened for business hours after an overnight shooting claimed the life of a security guard.

“He had been shot while trying to break up a fight inside the Windsor Inn. He was trying to move people toward the exits. We do know that one shot was fired. He was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased there,” said Corporal Cathy Batton, Baltimore County Police.

Police identified the security guard as 38-year-old Eugene Flanagan Jr.

The Windsor Inn is located near a residential area. But police say, like most bars, they have responded to incidents there in the past.

In April, an attack was caught on camera showing more than a dozen people assaulting two men and a woman in the parking lot.

Cell phone video shows a man on the ground, getting kicked and punched repeatedly.

William Green owns Deucez across the street and says he’s forced to close his restaurant early to avoid rough, late-night crowds.

“I believe the security guard used to come over here. I’m not sure it’s the same one. But he used to come over here. And he told us how on Thursdays and Fridays, it’s a younger crowd. And they’re a lot more physical. Get in a lot of confrontations,” Green said.

A homeowner who has lived in the area all his life says the neighborhood is changing.

“Ever since this restaurant became a nightclub, there have been fights and everything up here. But it’s a tragedy what occurred last night,” said Robert Smith, of Windsor Mill.

WJZ tried to contact the Windsor Inn but was unsuccessful.

Meantime, police have not released any information about the suspect.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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