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Violent crimes can happen in Arizona after fights

A quiet summer afternoon in Arizona was interrupted recently by the sound of gunfire. The scene was a hot shopping mall parking lot. Witnesses say that the violent crimes occurred in mid-afternoon and appeared to include only one man and the victim of the fatal incident.

According to a report, the shopping mall parking lot was where the two men involved in the case began to argue. Early investigations led authorities to believe that both men were fighting before the shooting. However, at some point in the altercation, the accused man is believed to have taken out a gun and shot the other man during the fight. The victim died at the scene after rescuers and bystanders tried to save him.

The man accused of the killing was taken into custody at the scene. He is now charged with one count of felony manslaughter. Additional charges could occur after police finish their investigation and witness questioning. 

Violent crimes can happen for many different reasons. In Arizona, as in other states, these reasons can have an affect on the criminal accusations made against an individual. That is why when people find themselves accused of such crimes in the state, they often decide to mount a defense against the claims. When they do, they often find it helpful to seek the help of someone with experience in such matters. This help can ensure that all of the appropriate questions are asked and that the accused is able to receive a fair outcome to such a matter.

Source: tucson.com, "Man fatally shot, 1 in custody in slaying at Marana's Arizona Pavilions", Carmen Duarte, June 30, 2017

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