Man Shot During Fight at Doc Holliday's Saloon

Yes, this happened in 2017
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2017 5:16 PM CDT
Man Shot During Fight at Doc Holliday's Saloon
A stage coach makes its way through Tombstone, Ariz., in 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

Arizona authorities say a saloon shooting in the Old West town of Tombstone put one man in the hospital with a leg wound and another in jail. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occurred in Doc Holliday's Saloon when the two men struggled following a verbal altercation that also involved a woman and a third man. Sheriff's spokesperson Carol Capas tells the AP that 47-year-old James Roberson remains jailed on suspicion of aggravated assault and other crimes.

Capas says Roberson and his female companion surrendered their handguns to the bartender when they entered the saloon Friday evening and that the struggle and shooting occurred after the couple retrieved their guns early Saturday. Tombstone was the site of the infamous 1881 gunfight at the OK Corral between lawmen and outlaws. It also was the home of Doc Holliday, a dentist who played a role In the shootout. (Read more Tombstone stories.)

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