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Good guy with a gun takes lethal action after man pulls weapon from car and threatens to 'shoot up the crowd' at family gathering

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A good guy with a gun took lethal action when a man pulled a weapon from a car and threatened to "shoot up the crowd" at a family gathering in Florida over the weekend.

What are the details?

A fight broke out between two women at a family gathering on Division Avenue and 4th Street in West Palm Beach on Sunday night, and the fight turned into a brawl involving around 20 people, detectives told WPEC-TV.

Police were dispatched to the scene after reports of gunshots at 10:42 p.m., the station said.

The 911 caller said someone had been shot, WPEC said, and the caller also said the person who was shot took a short-barreled shotgun out of a car and threatened to "shoot up the crowd."

The police department said the 22-year-old who made the threat refused to drop his weapon after multiple people confronted him, and the station said that's when a 32-year-old man fired his gun and hit the man who made the threat.

The man who shot the 22-year-old had a concealed weapon license and remained on the scene with police and cooperated with the investigation, WPEC said.

Detectives told the station the armed man who made the threat was pronounced dead at the scene, and they are treating the case as an isolated incident and aren't seeking other suspects. WPEC added that no charges are pending.

The station added that the deceased man was from West Palm Beach, and his name has not been released. The Palm Beach County medical examiner will determine the cause of death, WPEC said.

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Anything else?

Earlier this month a Jacksonville homeowner said he was worried about his safety and his neighbors' safety when he shot a mud-covered intruder "acting like he was possessed" who broke into his residence, threatened him, and then left the home and went back into the neighborhood.

Officials said a homeowner in Pensacola won't face charges after firing a rifle at home invaders in July. Video showed one of the crooks smiling outside the home before the group entered it by force — and the same video showed them all running for their lives seconds later when the homeowner opened fire on them.

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