Police Officer Shot At Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) In Arizona Recuperating At Home

A police officer injured during a deadly brawl at one of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)‘s stores in Arizona has been released from the hospital according to Arizona Department of Public Safety. Sergeant, Jeremey Daniels. Is to continue recuperating at home as investigations into the March 21 incident continues.

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Daniels was shot in the leg during the scuffle as one of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s employee was shoved inside the store. It appears that there was a struggle for Daniels gun during the incident that resulted in a total of three shots being fired. Enoch Gaver 21 was the first one to succumb to one of the shots while second suspect 28-year-old David Gaver was shot in the abdomen.

David Gaver has since been released from Hospital and is to face charges of aggravated assault, as well as resisting arrest. The incidence saw 8-officers suffer minor injuries including cuts and bruises as one of Walmart’s employees suffered a broken arm.

Seven suspects including two juveniles have since been arrested on aggravated assault charges. Initial police investigations indicate that the suspects lived outside the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) store in a Chevrolet Suburban SUV with Idaho plates. Some of the suspects arrested as part of the investigations include 55-year old Peter Gaver, 52-year-old Ruth Gaver, and 27-year-old Nathan Gaver.

The incident began when one of the employees in the store noticed a large group of people in the store’s restroom where she was shoved by one of the suspects when she tried to enter. As soon as police officers arrived at the scene, the suspects had made their way into the parking lot where a fierce battle ensued with one of the suspects trying to go for one of the officer’s gun. It is still unclear whether all the arrested suspects are related.

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