Shooter in Arizona fan incident claims it was an accident

AP

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.

25 responses to “Shooter in Arizona fan incident claims it was an accident

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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

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

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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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