The most seriously wounded of three people shot in a Phoenix community-college computer lab had punched the gunman, an old enemy, in the face before he opened fire, police said July 25.

Isaac Deshay Smith was sentenced to jail for attacking Rodney Smith in December, and the two unrelated men had gotten into verbal confrontations every time they met since then, Phoenix Detective Reuben Gonzales said.

On July 24, police said, Isaac Smith, 19, punched 22-year-old Rodney Smith during a confrontation at South Mountain Community College.

Rodney Smith, a former student of the school like Isaac Smith, then pulled a handgun from his


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