MMA fighter 'The Cannon' shoots and kills man in deadly argument over a parking spot

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Published: 14:17 EDT, 17 June 2024 | Updated: 21:44 EDT, 17 June 2024

An Arizona MMA combatant changeable and killed a man during a deadly conflict complete a parking spot.

Shannon Ritch, who goes by nan nickname The Cannon, said he changeable Alejandro Samplina successful aforesaid defense during nan statement successful a Phoenix parking lot. 

Ritch, 53, said Samplina, 32, was equipped pinch a weapon and chased him astir his car earlier he opened occurrence connected Saturday night.

'Ritch was capable to retrieve his handgun from the open door of his vehicle.,' Phoenix Police Sgt. Mayra Reeson told Fox 10.

MMA combatant changeable and killed a man during a deadly conflict complete a parking spot

'Samplina proceeded to locomotion towards Ritch pinch nan weapon successful a threatening manner. In response, Ritch fired 1 round, striking Samplina,' 

The unfortunate was rushed to nan hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries. 

Police said that oculus witnesser grounds and surveillance footage corroborated Ritch's story.

He was fto spell while Maricopa County Attorney's Office reappraisal nan charges.

Ritch is an knowledgeable MMA and bare-knuckle boxer, appearing successful nan inaugural Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. 

He precocious travelled to Doha successful Qatar to look disconnected against Darrill Schoonover.

Shannon Ritch, who goes by nan nickname The Cannon, said he changeable Alejandro Samplina successful aforesaid defense during nan statement successful a Phoenix parking lot

Ritch, 53, said Samplina, 32, was equipped pinch a weapon and chased him astir his car earlier he opened occurrence connected Saturday night

In summation to his martial arts career, Shannon has appeared arsenic a stunt man successful respective movies.

His adjacent task will spot him prima other Mel Gibson successful nan forthcoming 'Boneyard'. 


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