A late Saturday afternoon argument over food at an Atlanta location that aids the homeless with meals, medical services, and additional help give new meaning to the term “food fight.” Events spun quickly out of control when one man involved in the dispute tried to stick it to the other guy, literally, according to several news reports out of the area.
An un-named 32-year-old man became so angered during the argument at the Gateway Center, he retrieved a large stick apparently lying nearby and began beating another man. The other guy may not have had a home, but he did have a gun.
WSB-TV reports the victim “pulled out a handgun and shot the 32-year-old man in self-defense.” When police arrived, they discovered the formerly stick-wielding attacker had gunshots in both arms.
Both men were taken to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
“Police said the victim shot the suspect out of self-defense and will not face any charges,” 11 Alive News reports. The Atlanta Police Department is still investigating the altercation, and the 32-year-old man could still face charges.