A Phoenix man who recently was authorized to grow his own marijuana fatally shot a man who tried to steal his pot at gunpoint.
Phoenix police said Friday that the 30-year-old marijuana grower, whose name was not released, got his medical marijuana card from the Arizona Department of Health Services on May 25 and began advertising pot for sale to others who could show him their own marijuana ID cards.
On Thursday, two men contacted the grower, saying they had ID cards and wanted to buy marijuana.
But when the group met, police say one of the men, 38-year-old Larry Miller, pulled a gun and demanded the pot.
A struggle ensued, and the grower pulled his own gun and shot Miller as the other man fled with the marijuana.
The grower called 911 and performed first aid on Miller, but he soon after died.
Police say no arrest was made but that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will determine whether the grower committed a crime.