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One dead, officer shot in parking lot brawl

23 Mar, 2015

Eight police officers and a Walmart employee are assaulted in a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona after police were called in because a suspect had shoved a female Walmart employee in a store bathroom. When police officers arrived, the suspects were in the parking lot and they attacked the officers. One suspect was shot and killed, another was shot in the abdomen. Seven were arrested. One officer was shot in the leg, while the other officers suffered cuts and bruises. The suspects are members of the same family who had been staying for at least four days in a vehicle camped in the parking lot.

We do believe that there was a struggle for an officer’s weapon, there is an ongoing investigation on that.