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Shooter in Arizona fan incident claims it was an accident

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The man who shot another man in a parking lot outside University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday night during a Raiders-Cardinals game claimed that the shooting was an accident, according to the Arizona Republic.

In this case, “accident” may mean “I meant to point the gun at the guy but I didn’t mean to fire it.”  Thus, whether it was an “accident” may not matter when it’s time to dispense justice.

The shooter called 911 and reported the incident.  He did not attempt to flee the scene.

The victim is in stable condition and is expected to survive, even though the injuries initially were regarded as life threatening.

Police said the shooting resulted from a “verbal altercation” that was “fan-based.”  Police did not explain whether the men were fans of the same teams, different teams, etc.  Though many will assume the shooter was a Raiders fan, there’s no evidence of that yet.  It’s also not known whether the two men had attended the game.

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25 Responses to “Shooter in Arizona fan incident claims it was an accident”
  1. hooks024 says: Aug 19, 2012 8:40 AM

    10,000:1 says it was a raiders fan misbehaving!

  2. clivus63 says: Aug 19, 2012 8:40 AM

    Senseless.
    Because of these idiots, football stadiums will be turned into airport security lines.

  3. oaklegend says: Aug 19, 2012 8:46 AM

    “yet”?

  4. jimmysee says: Aug 19, 2012 9:16 AM

    10,000:1 says it was a concealed carry permit holder misbehaving!!

  5. FlikeMorio says: Aug 19, 2012 9:17 AM

    Just stupid.

  6. txxxchief says: Aug 19, 2012 9:22 AM

    I didn’t realize that Plaxico was either a Raiders or Cardinals fan.

  7. tannethrill says: Aug 19, 2012 9:24 AM

    Wonder if he did the right thing by calling 911 because it was the right thing or for fear of big brother over his shoulder.

  8. SparkyGump says: Aug 19, 2012 9:28 AM

    Yet another reason to get NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV. If you feel the need to bring your gun to go someplace, why bother? Unless, of course, you’re looking to shoot someone.

  9. n0hopeleft says: Aug 19, 2012 9:30 AM

    The West Coast is pathetic with this BS at NFL Games.

    What’s going to happen when a team is moved to LA?

    You want to fight: throw punches at worst. Brandishing a gun shows WEAKNESS.

  10. walrushooker says: Aug 19, 2012 9:31 AM

    10,000:1 says it wasn’t a concealed carry permit holder because you don’t need a conceal carry permit there….

  11. steviesteeler says: Aug 19, 2012 9:51 AM

    Dear Raiders Fans:
    Football is just a game…

  12. bigdan7885 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:54 AM

    And there’s another reason why I don’t go to games. Crazies.

  13. stairwayto7 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:54 AM

    It happened 1/4 mile away from stadium in a Hampton Inn parking lot! It was not “right outside “the stadium like the media is saying. How do I know this..I LIVE THERE AND DRIVE BY THE PLACE DAILY! Also it happened in the 3rd quarter!

  14. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:56 AM

    Imagine the ramifications if the game had actually, you know, meant something. There are no two more pathetic NFL franchises than Arizona and Oakland.

  15. larrybrown43 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:59 AM

    Just one more reason that not everyone should be able to carry. Hee haw!!!!!

  16. kahnsbushymustache says: Aug 19, 2012 10:06 AM

    clivus63 says:Aug 19, 2012 8:40 AM

    Senseless.
    Because of these idiots, football stadiums will be turned into airport security lines.

    ——————————————————
    We’re already getting wanded at the stadium entrance, now they’re going to have to strip search us to park?

  17. jasons81 says: Aug 19, 2012 10:10 AM

    @stairwayto7

    You live at a Hampton Inn? That’s unfortunate.

  18. joetoronto says: Aug 19, 2012 10:43 AM

    hooks024 says:
    Aug 19, 2012 8:40 AM
    10,000:1 says it was a raiders fan misbehaving!
    ***************************************************
    You lose, it had nothing to do with a Raider fan.

    Now pay up, loser.

  19. adjwar says: Aug 19, 2012 12:26 PM

    Hey Andy, look at the new gu… oops. Barney!

  20. sixjak says: Aug 19, 2012 12:34 PM

    The media gets it wrong so often and I wasn’t there so no sense in spouting off with a bunch of nonsense. I’m guessing/hoping both of these individuals come away a little wiser and a little less motivated to argue with another over unimportant crap and letting it escalate to that level. FTR, I support the 2nd amendment.

  21. phreakin says: Aug 19, 2012 2:15 PM

    It was supposedly a Raiders fan that did the shooting. KTAR radio here described him as wearing a Raiders shirt. That apparently means he’s a fan

  22. phreakin says: Aug 19, 2012 2:18 PM

    And local Cards fans can back me up on this, but since the Cards moved to Glendale, Cards fans and Raiders fans are pretty similar. Latino majority, drunk before they walk in, and have no problem fighting or cursing right next to someone’s kid.

  23. cured76 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:21 PM

    Arizona, nuff said.

  24. illogic87 says: Aug 19, 2012 4:23 PM

    just dissolve the Raiders! would make the world a better place

  25. freshmanpez says: Aug 20, 2012 12:49 AM

    And local Cards fans can back me up on this, but since the Cards moved to Glendale, Cards fans and Raiders fans are pretty similar. Latino majority, drunk before they walk in, and have no problem fighting or cursing right next to someone’s kid.

    So of course the people involved in the incident have to be Latinos, right? Only they drink, get drunk, an do stupid things..

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