Shooter lassoed by cowboy at Georgia rodeo

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- A rodeo cowboy in Georgia put his skills to good use this weekend when lassoed a shooter.

According to a report from WSB-TV, Celestino Moras opened fire into a crowd at a Memorial Day Weekend rodeo in Bartow County.

Deputies said Moras was asked to leave because he was drunk at an annual church picnic and rodeo. Moras became angry and started shooting in the direction of an estimated 300 guests.

The property owner told WSB-TV that when Moras ran out of bullets, one of the rodeo cowboys lassoed him. Other guests beat Moras and tied him up until deputies arrived. Doctors treated Moras for facial injuries before deputies took him to jail. Three rodeo guests suffered minor injuries.

Moras, 25, is charged with aggravated assault.


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