A man who was shot during an altercation in a Phoenix QuikTrip bathroom has died, and police say the shooting suspect is claiming self-defense.
The fight erupted in a Phoenix QuikTrip bathroom about 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of 2500 W. Camelback Road, according to Phoenix police Lt. Emilien Sepon.
What the fight was about was not immediately clear.
Police say the shooting suspect, who was treated by paramedics for unspecified injuries, alleged that the other man had assaulted him. The suspect was in police custody Thursday.
“(The victim) had a bullet wound right in his chest area where somebody else there was putting pressure on it,” said Jose Ayala, 26, who was at the QuickTrip buying Monster energy drinks when the shooting occurred.
The wounded man was taken to a hospital, where he died, according to a police statement.