Fan Shoots Guy in Head at ‘Gun Free’ Tailgate. Even More Disturbing Is Who Encouraged Him to Do It

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 24:  A general view of AT&T Stadium before a preseason game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Dallas Cowboys on August 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

From IJReview: They’re called “America’s Team,” but there was nothing all-American about what happened in the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium parking lot after the game on Sunday.

The Tony Romo-less Cowboys were thumped by the New England Patriots 30 – 6, and the disappointment spilled out into the parking lot where a tailgate party devolved into a fight and eventually gunfire.

The story gets even worse, however. Arlington Police say that as they arrived at the fight in the parking lot of AT&T Stadium, they heard a shot ring out in what was supposed to be a ‘gun free’ zone.

When police got closer, they found a man shot in the head. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Sports reporter Clarence Hill was at the scene:

Witness Greg Miller told The Star-Telegram that two men got into a fight and it got out of control as a scrum of fans piled on others, including a woman who was at the bottom of a pile of people.

He also told The Star-Telegram that the man with the gun held it to his head and his friend’s head, but they didn’t think he’d pull the trigger.

Then the story took an even more diabolical turn. Hill reports that a witness told him that tailgate-goers encouraged — “egged on” — the man with the gun to kill the victim:

 

IJ reached out to Arlington Police, who stated:

Investigators believe that there were two fights that broke out within minutes of each other which resulted in one person being shot. During the first fight, the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Marvin Rodriguez of Dallas, walked up to a 27-year-old man and pointed a gun at him. The first victim walked away from that encounter after having the gun pointed at him.

He has been charged with “Aggravated Assault – Causing Serious Bodily Injury – $100,000 Bond” and “Aggravated Assault – Deadly Weapon – $100,00 Bond.”

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The New York Daily News reports that Rodriguez was hurt when he tried to get away and fell over a retaining wall.

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