Fight Breaks Out At A Funeral In Phoenix

Published February 11, 2012 1:54AM (EST)

PHOENIX (AP) — A fight broke out during a funeral at a Phoenix church after a friend of the departed punched a man who had reportedly been fighting with the deceased before he died.

Phoenix police say the fight broke out Friday afternoon when the unidentified friend recognized the other man and punched him "in honor of the fallen."

The Arizona Republic ( reports many of the other people attending began fighting, but there were no injuries, no shots fired and no arrests when officers broke up the scuffle.

Phoenix TV station KSAZ says the fight involved up to 30 people

Neither the person who instigated the fight nor the man he punched was identified.

KSAZ says the funeral was for a 20-year-old man killed last month after allegedly broking into an apartment.

By Salon Staff

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