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Self-defense cited in Glendale shooting near game

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Self-defense cited in Glendale shooting near game

CREATED Aug 29, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a former police officer possibly shot another man in self-defense and the case is being sent to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review.
   
Police say 47-year-old Michael Horan allegedly shot Chris Knight in a hotel parking lot near University of Phoenix Stadium during the Arizona Cardinals-Oakland Raiders preseason game Aug. 17.
   
They say the 29-year-old Knight remains hospitalized, but his injuries aren't life-threatening.
   
Authorities say there's no indication that Horan was impaired and no connection found between the shooting and the fact that Horan and Knight were supporting different teams.
   
A man in silver face paint reportedly caused a parking lot disturbance before the shooting.
   
Glendale police say Horan used to be a police officer outside of Arizona, but hasn't been involved in law enforcement for years.

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