Authorities say Idaho man was involved in Wal-Mart melee

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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 7:20 PM

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an Idaho man and two juveniles are among six suspects arrested after a late-night brawl in north-central Arizona.

The melee late Saturday in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Cottonwood left one person dead and two others suffering from gunshot wounds, including a suspect who was shot in the abdomen and a police officer who was shot in the leg.

Cottonwood is located 100 miles north of Phoenix.

The name of the person killed hasn't been released, but Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say 29-year-old Jeramiah Gaver of Boise is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault.

It was not immediately clear whether Gaver has a lawyer who could comment on the case.

Authorities say a Wal-Mart employee suffered a sprained arm and cuts, and other police officers had minor injuries.