Off-duty Kansas City, Kansas, police officer Bryan Block had been thrown out of the 6902 Club on Prospect for being drunk and having a gun on him on March 4, court records say.
Block, 45, told the bouncer: "I got a 40 on me. I'll blast you." He apparently wasn't joking. Block allegedly shot the bouncer twice in the abdomen. The bouncer survived. But Block is now facing criminal charges.
A grand jury has indicted Block on charges of first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon by intoxication and armed criminal action.
The bouncer told police that he had to be held back by a co-worker after Block made the alleged threat. However, the bouncer did push Block in the face. As the bouncer went to walk away, he noticed Block holding a handgun. The bouncer told police that he tried to tackle Block to disarm him, but Block allegedly fired two shots, hitting the bouncer in his right side.
Surveillance video captured the confrontation between Block and the bouncer, but the shooting occurred off-camera.
Block's blood-alcohol level tested at .095. In an interview with detectives, Block claimed that he was attacked by the bouncers and fired his weapon in self-defense.
Block is on unpaid administrative leave.