Richard Venolahttp://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...#ixzz1txPwgoVzKINGMAN, AZ - The Mohave County sheriff's office says a former gun magazine editor has been arrested in the death of one of his friends.
Authorities say a neighbor called 911 Wednesday afternoon and told dispatchers her neighbor had shot a man.
Sheriff's deputies found 39-year-old James Patrick O'Neill dead of a rifle shot to the chest.
They arrested 53-year-old Richard Erick Venola of Golden Valley on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Venola and O'Neill had been drinking, but detectives say they don't know yet what led to the shooting. Venola declined to speak with detectives until he had a lawyer present.
Richard Venola, 53, was arrested by Mohave County Sheriff's deputies after allegedly shooting 39-year-old James Patrick O'Neill outside Venola's home in Golden Valley, which is outside of Kingman.
According to the Sheriff's Office, O'Neill apparently had been visiting Venola, but what exactly the purpose of that visit was hasn't been disclosed.
O'Neill had a gunshot wound to the chest, and deputies confiscated a "large caliber rifle" from the scene.
Venola was booked into the Mohave County Jail on a second-degree murder charge, and the Sheriff's Office says the case is still being investigated.