Cardinals Fan Who Shot Raiders Fan Is Ex-Cop; Glendale Police Say Self-Defense Issue Possible

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Chris Knight in the hospital after the shooting.
Glendale police say investigators will be sending their findings to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to determine possible charges in the shooting outside of the University of Phoenix Stadium two weeks ago.

According to Glendale PD, Arizona Cardinals fan and ex-police officer Michael Horan, 57, fired one shot at 29-year-old Oakland Raiders fan Chris Knight outside a preseason game between the two teams on August 17.

Police say Horan was a police officer outside of Arizona, and has not been a cop for "quite some time."

Horan and his wife were actually inside their car, about to drive away, when Knight allegedly started some sort of confrontation.

Police say they got word from parking lot employees that people in the lot told them that a man in silver face-paint -- which Knight was wearing -- was being "aggressive" toward a driver who was trying to leave.

The shooting was reported right after that, and according to police, there's "the potential of a self-defense issue" for Horan.

Glendale police say it's also possible that Knight was intoxicated during the incident, while Horan was not.

Police previously said Horan called the cops saying he had "accidentally" shot another man in a parking lot just north of the University of Phoenix stadium, and waited at the scene near Knight until police arrived.

Knight was shot in the eye, which has since been removed, and parts of his face had to be reconstructed, according to a couple of donation websites set up by his mother. Knight does not have health insurance, she says, and he was in the hospital until Sunday.

Police initially said the shooting "appear[ed] to be fan based," but the last few media updates from Glendale PD have said there's no information that their support for different teams led to the confrontation or the shooting.

Glendale police say the report's going over to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review and possible charges shortly.

When asked whether investigators will be recommending charges against either man, Glendale Police Sergeant Brent Coombs told New Times investigators will give the facts to the county attorney's office, and let them make the determination on appropriate charges, if any (which sounds like an answer of "no").




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16 comments
airthosethugsout
airthosethugsout

sounds like a thug got what was coming to him. why the sad faces around here?

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

well of course this is AZ, shoot first and you get to walk away with no charges whatsoever. 

 

 

rabbipedro
rabbipedro

Maybe next time Knight will think twice about getting drunk and acting like an asshole. Too bad he wasn't killed.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @airthosethugsout because I am tired of reading about unarmed people that are shot by thugs with guns in right-wing states that get away with murder or attempted murder?

jerk_store
jerk_store

 @rabbipedro Yes, yes. Act up in front of the wrong person and be killed. That's the American way in these parts. How about driving away and let the idiot be dealt with by security? You're a fucking mental case and I hope you get killed just to have you removed from the gene pool.

ChrisInDenver
ChrisInDenver

 @rabbipedro "Too bad he wasn't killed."

 

What a fucked up thing to say. You need some intensive counseling, rabbi.

anacleta
anacleta

 @ptcgaz  @airthosethugsout I hear you, you'd think these low life thugs would get a clue and attack people in blue states where the citizenry has been disarmed. anyway, I really look forward to reading these types of stories.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @ChrisInDenver  @rabbipedro exactly. No one no matter how drunk they are deserves to be murdered cause they are drunk. These asshats that defend these thugs with guns get on my nerves. 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @woefatcat  @rabbipedro yup, notice how the asshats that always favor the 2nd amendment are quick to point out that guns are the solution to every problem. Meanwhile some guy who was drunk got his eye shot out but some ex-cop who should have known better than to shoot an unarmed drunk guy.

 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @anacleta  @airthosethugsout these stories almost never happen in "blue" states. In fact, there rarely are as many shootings except of course in the ghettos.. at least thats they way it was in Chester, Co, PA. There the only murder I remember was when a chick stabbed her husband in the chest with a knife and severed his aorta.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @ptcgaz  @ChrisInDenver  @rabbipedro ptc needs to look up the definition of "murder."

 

These asshats that defend thugs in face paint get on my nerves!  Do you always apologize to asshats, or just the alleged victims?

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @ptcgaz  @woefatcat As opposed to Chester County, PA, where the women knife you. 

 

How do you know the ex cop was not defending himself! You are so anti gun that the sound of a fart scares you!

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @woefatcat I live in rural central AZ and here people carry their guns into the bank with no problems. Back where I was from you would be likely to either be shot, or arrested, or probably both if you did that. AZ is so relaxed about guns and yet the shootings continue.

woefatcat
woefatcat

 @ptcgaz  This asshat was being snarky. I live out in the country where people carry their guns to the hunting grounds, not to town. We crept out of the 1880's long ago.

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