West Virginia woman with pistol shoots, kills man firing at graduation party: 'Saved several lives'

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A woman in West Virginia fatally shot a man Wednesday night who had begun firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of dozens. 

Charleston Police identified the man as 37-year-old Dennis Butler. 

The people were attending a birthday and graduation party outside a Renaissance Circle apartment complex. 

Butler had been at the apartment complex earlier in the evening in a vehicle and was warned to slow down because children were playing, according to authorities. 

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The Renaissance Circle apartment complex in Charleston, W.Va. 

The Renaissance Circle apartment complex in Charleston, W.Va. 
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He left but later returned and parked in front of the complex before shooting.

The woman was attending the West Virginia party. She drew a pistol and fired on Butler. 

No one attending the party was injured.