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Defensive Gun Uses By People Legally Carrying Guns: 25 Cases During December 2022

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 10/23/2023
Phoenix, AZ, December 2, 2022 (Fox 10 Phoenix)

An argument in a neighborhood near Bell Road and 32nd Street ended with a man being shot and killed on Friday, Phoenix police said.

Investigators say the shooter was defending himself when he killed 45-year-old Jorge Rodriguez, and he was not arrested.

The incident happened at around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 after Rodriguez reportedly began arguing with the suspect, who was working in the area at the time.

The suspect told police that Rodriguez took out a gun and pointed it at him.

“The suspect took out his own handgun and shot the victim,” police said…