Portland, OR: Man pulls gun during bar-fight, shoots warning round.
Sorry mods, I meant to post this in the news forum. Feel free to move it.... I won't be cross-posting.
Man whips out cell, captures gunfire outside bar | KATU.com - Portland, Oregon | Local & Regional
PORTLAND, Ore. – A confrontation involving a man with a knife and another man with a gun was captured on video Friday night in Portland.
Police said the incident took place at Sewickely’s Addition on Southeast Hawthorn Boulevard.
Witnesses said a fight in the bar spilled out into the street where a man reportedly brandished a knife. Another man, Christopher Butler, 25, allegedly pulled out a hand gun, fired one shot into the ground and told the man with the knife to put the weapon away.
Phillip Ragaway was standing nearby when the incident took place and pulled out his cell phone to record the event. Just minutes before, he had discovered his phone was capable of recording video.
Ragaway captured Butler allegedly firing his weapon as other people stood or walked nearby. Shouting and cursing can be heard on the recording.
Police arrested three people and charged them with disorderly conduct. Butler, who has a permit to carry a firearm, faces gun-related charges.
No one was hurt in the altercation.
The video clearly shows the shooter, a CHL holder, firing a warning shot into the ground while ADVANCING on his alleged attacker.
Probably a picture perfect example of what not to do.
The rumor mill around here suggests that the handgun charges were dropped. If so, this man got extremely lucky.