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Smokey Joe's Shooting

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Amarillo, TX - One local man is recovering from a gun shot wound after reportedly assaulting another man.

The incident happened last night outside of Smokey Joe's on 6th Street. 

Amarillo Police say the man who was assaulted claimed he fired his weapon on self defense. 

The man said he was knocked down and repeatedly struck in the face, so he fired his gun. 
   
The suspect who was shot was taken to an area hospital, police say he is expected to survive. 
    
Police released the man who fired his weapon and referred the case to the district attorney's office.