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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Police: Idaho Family Triggered Deadly Melee at Arizona Walmart

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 9:26 AM

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Arizona law enforcement say six members of an Idaho family are behind bars in connection with a deadly brawl at a Cottonwood, Ariz., Walmart. Police said the family had been camping in the store's parking lot and had been playing music for passersby. The March 21 melee left one man dead and 10 others seriously injured.

The incident began when police received a 911 call from a citizen saying one of the family members had assaulted a woman who worked at the store. When police arrived on the scene, eyewitnesses said someone opened fire, leaving three people shot including a police officer. One of the family members died of a gunshot wound. Ultimately, six members of the Gaver family, of Boise, were taken into custody. 55-year-old Peter Gaver, 52-year-old Ruth Gaver, 28-year-old Jeremiah Gaver and 27-year-old Nathaniel Gaver were taken to jail. And two Gaver children, ages 11 and 15, were taken to a juvenile detention center. A seventh family member, David Gaver, is being treated for a gunshot wound and will be charged when he's released from a hospital. Two more suspects are also in custody.

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