PHOENIX — A man with an airsoft gun was shot to death at a Phoenix gas station early Sunday morning by a man with a real gun.
Police were called out to a shooting near Camelback Road and I-17 around 5 a.m. and found 31-year-old Sergio Cruz with a gunshot wound.
An investigation found that Cruz was in an argument with the shooter over someone they both knew. At that point, police say Cruz pulled out an airsoft gun and pointed it toward the man who then responded by shooting Cruz in the chest with a handgun.
The shooter, who hasn’t been identified, isn’t facing criminal charges right now. He stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police.
Police are still investigating the shooting.
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