Dallas Cowboys shooting: Man shot in head after 'massive brawl' in NFL team's car park in Texas

Witnesses report seeing a man holding the gun to the head of his victim before firing

Caroline Mortimer
Monday 12 October 2015 08:35
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A man is critically injured in hospital after being shot in the head at a Dallas Cowboys game
A man is critically injured in hospital after being shot in the head at a Dallas Cowboys game

A man was critically injured after being shot in the head at NFL team Dallas Cowboys' stadium.

One witness, Lester Peters, described seeing a man holding a gun to another man’s head but said he “didn’t think he was going to pull the trigger”, the Arlington Star-Telegram reports.

Another witness, Greg Miller, who described himself as a friend of the victim, said his friend had intervened in the "massive brawl" to rescue a woman who had "fallen to bottom of the pile" outside the venue in Arlington, Texas.

Two off-duty police officers were alerted to a “big fight” in the parking lot of the AT&T Stadium parking lot on Sunday night, local police spokesman Christopher Cook told the Dallas Morning News.

He said officers were currently investigating why the fight broke out. He said they were unsure if the suspect and the victim knew each other but they “might have been tailgating for a while”.

The suspect is also believed to have suffered severe leg injuries that police said was sustained while trying to escape.

He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is under armed guard in hospital.

Police have said it was an isolated incident.

Dallas Cowboys had earlier lost by a margin of 30-6 to New England Patriots.

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