SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio police say a shopper who brandished a handgun during a Black Friday scuffle was within his rights.
Officers were dispatched to a mall's Sears store about 9 p.m. Thursday in response to a call about a shooting.
When they arrived, they detained a man holding a black 9 mm semi-automatic handgun with a black holster.
But the man hadn't fired the loaded weapon. He reportedly showed proof that he had a concealed handgun license. Police say he didn't break the law.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that he told police he pulled the gun to defend himself because a man punched him in the face.
Witnesses reportedly told police that before he pulled out the gun, he had behaved rudely and had provoked the situation.
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