SAN ANTONIO, TX. (THECOUNT) — Police have arrested Jorge Lopez in the murder of an off-duty officer at an IHOP early Saturday morning.

Lopez, 23, was arrested hours after he allegedly ran over and killed the SAISD officer at a IHOP in San Antonio.

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Detective Cliff Martinez has been identified as the off-duty officer with the San Antonio Independent School District killed Saturday morning after being run over outside of an IHOP restaurant following a parking lot brawl.

The officer was moonlighting at the restaurant as a security officer.

According to officials, a fight broke out between two men inside of the IHOP restaurant in the 1000 block off Hot Wells Road just after 3 a.m.

The eatery is located at, 739 Hot Wells Blvd in San Antonio, TX.

The SAISD officer was attempting to break up the fight and managed to usher the suspects out of the restaurant where the fight continued in the parking lot.

Martinez was the assaulted in the parking lot by the suspects and left on the ground. The suspects then got into a car and ran over the officer, according to a spokesman with SAPD, reports KENS.

Martinez, a 27-year veteran, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lopez fled the scene and was caught some hours later.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Geo quick facts: San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. HemisFair Park’s 750-ft. Tower of the Americas overlooks the city – wikipedia.

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