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Concealed Gun Carrier Stops Man Threatening Party with Rifle

Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 03:33 PM EDT
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A man, armed with a concealed handgun, ended what officials say could have been a deadly situation.

According to police a 27-year-old man was involved in an argument at a party and was asked to leave.

The man then reportedly returned a short time later wielding an unidentified rifle and firing shots outside the home.

When the man allegedly started pointing the rifle at partygoers, a 39-year-old man, carrying a concealed handgun drew his weapon and shot the rifle-wielding man. reports the man was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the 39-year-old man who shot the suspect did not attempt to leave the scene and was cooperative with investigators and was released after he was questioned.

Glendale Police Department spokeswoman, Officer Tracey Breeden, said the concealed carrier was justified in firing on the suspect.

“This is standard procedure under these type of circumstances,” Breeden told AZ Central. “Information and evidence detectives have gathered leads them to believe the 27-year-old was not only firing his rifle, endangering partygoers, but also pointed the weapon at other partygoers, endangering them, prior to the 39-year-old displaying a weapon and shooting the 27-year-old.”

Glendale Police say the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.Concealed Gun Carrier Stops Man Threatening Party with Rifle

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