Fight Over Busch Vs. Bud Leads To Shootout
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March 17, 2015

An armed society is a polite society. Amirite?

A New Orleans man shot his best friend in the elbow after he brought him the wrong brand of beer.

Clarence Sturdivant, 64, allegedly gunned down years-long pal Walter Merrick, 66, after he handed over a Busch, reports The Times-Picayune.

The younger man prefers Budweiser.

They argued in the parking lot of their Harvey apartment complex about which brand was better on Saturday, March 7, before a shot was fired.

Sturdivant then fled the scene.

Merrick was rushed to hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries to his elbow, reports Fox 8.

Deputies pulled Sturdivant over a short time later. They reportedly found 20-gauge shotgun cartridges in his truck. During questioning, Sturdivant confessed to arguing over the beer.

But he alleged that Merrick had first pointed a gun at him, and that he'd fired in self-defense.

Merrick was cited for aggravated assault, reports The Times-Picayune.

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