The scene in the parking lot after a shooting Aug. 17 during an Arizona Cardinals-Oakland Raiders preseason football game.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Glendale police have identified the two men involved in a shooting near University of Phoenix Stadium during an Arizona Cardinals football game and will turn their investigation over to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
Investigators said Michael Horan, 57, might have acted in self-defense when he shot Christ Knight, 29, in a parking lot near the stadium Aug. 17, according to Sgt. Brent Coombs of the Glendale Police Department.
Horan is a former police officer from another state, but has not been in law enforcement recently, Coombs said.
Horan and his wife, both Cardinals fans, left the game early and were about to get in their when they got into a confrontation with Knight about 9:30 p.m. Knight also had been to the Cardinals-Oakland Raiders game and was wearing silver face paint.
Police said Horan fired his gun only once, hitting Knight in the face. Knight was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and was stable.
Just prior to the shooting, employees working the parking lots were told by citizens that a man with silver face paint was causing a disturbance in the lot close to a nearby Hampton Inn, Coombs said. People told the employees the man was being aggressive towards motorists attempting to leave the parking lot.
Soon after, the Glendale Police Department received a report of the shooting near the Hampton Inn with the victim matching the citizens' description.
Coombs said there was no evidence the shooting was tied to the fact Horan and Knight supported different teams.
Officers said Knight might have been impaired.
As a matter of standard practice, the report will soon be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review and the determination on any appropriate charges, Coombs said.
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