Fight breaks out at a funeral in Phoenix

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Posted: Feb 10, 2012 10:05 PM
Fight breaks out at a funeral in Phoenix

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 (http://bit.ly/A5JRMm) reports many of the other people attending began fighting, but there were no injuries 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 who was killed last month after allegedly breaking into an apartment.