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An armed woman saved lives when she fatally shot a man who had opened fire with an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of partygoers in West Virginia.
Police said that Dennis Butler was killed after he pulled out the rifle and started shooting at the dozens of people gathered for a birthday-graduation party outside of an apartment complex in Charleston.
The woman, one of the attendees, pulled out a pistol and fatally shot Butler, 37. No one else was injured.
“Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night,” Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett said.
After killing Butler, the woman waited for police to arrive and fully cooperated with the investigation.
No charges will be filed against the woman, Hazelett said.