Richard Erick Venola
Photographer: Mohave County Sheriff's Office
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KINGMAN, 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.
Guns & Ammo magazine lists Venola as its 12th editor, but an Atlanta-based spokeswoman for the publication said Thursday that Venola hasn't been an editor for about two years now.
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