TOMBSTONE, Arizona- A man is injured and another man is in custody after shots were fired in a bar fight Friday night at the Doc Holliday’s Saloon, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to CCSO, 47-year-old James Edward Roberson and a female friend were told they could not have their handguns on them while in the saloon and gave the weapons to the bartender, according to a WPNX report.
When the couple got into a verbal confrontation with two men shortly after 1 a.m., they got their firearms back from the bartender, CCSO said. Roberson and one of the two men struggled over the gun before it was fired and struck the man in the leg.
The victim was airlifted to a Tucson hospital for his injury, while Roberson was booked into the Cochise County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct with a weapon, misconduct with a weapon and endangerment.
CCSO said there is no update on the victim’s condition, the report explained.
Roberson is in custody on a $25,000 bond.
According to Wikipedia, in 1880, Doc Holliday joined Earp in Las Vegas, New Mexico and then rode with him to Prescott, Arizona, and then Tombstone. In Tombstone, local outlaw cowboys repeatedly threatened him and spread rumors that he had robbed a stage coach. On October 26, 1881, Holliday was deputized by Tombstone city marshal Virgil Earp. The lawmen attempted to disarm five cowboys, which resulted in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.