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Pico Rivera Man Arrested For Shooting Someone In The Butt With A Crossbow

A crossbow (that does not appear to be locked and loaded?) [Photo by Yuriy Kulik via Shutterstock]
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A Pico Rivera man has been taken into custody and booked for assault with a deadly weapon after he shot a passerby in the butt with a crossbow on Friday evening.

After a standoff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department SWAT unit, 48-year old Armando Marron was arrested early Saturday morning and booked for the attack and also possession of methamphetamine. The 23-year old man struck in the ass by Marron's crossbow was walking along Hasty Avenue in Pico Rivera with a friend when the attack occurred. The two turned to see Marron, who gave them a "questioning look" according to an LASD official, before they ran off and called 911. Around that same time Marron had also shot at another group of people and hit a house.

"I think it's the first arrow incident in Pico Rivera in like 150 years," Lieutenant Alex Villanueva of the Sheriff's Department told the LA Times.

Officials showed up at Marron's home on the 8500 block of Hasty Avenue around 11 p.m. on Friday evening, leading to a six hour standoff. His aunt and mother, with whom he shared the house with, had been evacuated along with neighbors but Marron had refused to surrender. He was finally flushed out of the home at 5 a.m. with tear gas.

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Marron's family said that he had a psychiatric disorder and wasn't taking his medication.

The man shot in the butt with an arrow is expected to be OK despite being shot in the butt with an arrow.

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