15 de octubre de 2017

TOMBSTONE : Continua alentando con su ambiente al pistolerismo

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TOMBSTONE – A man was airlifted to a Tucson hospital early Saturday morning after being shot in the leg at Doc Holliday’s Saloon. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. during an altercation inside the saloon located at 517 E. Allen St. Witnesses reported that James Edward Roberson of Tombstone and a female companion argued with two men in the saloon prior to shooting, according to Carol Capas of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Roberson had turned a firearm over to a bartender earlier in the evening although it’s unclear whether it was loaded. 

He retrieved his gun after the argument. “Roberson reportedly got into a struggle with one of the two men before a shot was fired injuring the man in the lower leg,” said Capas. Authorities arrested Roberson, 47, for aggravated assault, disorderly conduct with a weapon, endangerment, and misconduct with a weapon. The woman, who also had a gun, was not charged. Tombstone Marshall Bob Randall asked CCSO to handle the investigation. A search warrant obtained by deputies early Saturday morning led to the seizure of surveillance equipment from the building.

The saloon, which has been operated by Noreen Carrafa since 2011, reopened hours later. Under Arizona law, patrons may take firearms — including concealed weapons — into a liquor establishment unless the owner posts signs restricting firearms from the premise. Although Doc Holliday’s does not restrict firearms, guns are required to be kept at the bar. As of press time the sheriff’s office had not revealed the victim’s name or medical condition. Roberson is being held at the county jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Capas said more information will be released as it becomes available.