This led one of the women, 34-year-old Allison Daughtrey, to start an argument with hotel staff in the lobby. At one point, Daughtrey pulled a handgun and, according to the hotel security guard, pointed it at him.
A shot was fired as Daughtrey struggled with the security guard, who attempted to wrestle the gun away from her.
Surveillance footage showed Daughtrey brawling with the guard and pulling out a gun. She claimed in a police interview that the security guard struck her first and that the gun in her purse accidentally went off after she swung the bag at him.
The security guard was taken to the hospital after allegedly being bitten by Daughtrey during their altercation, police said.