Members of the same family arrested after a fatal Walmart brawl in Arizona had worked as Christian street performers prior to being arrested.
According to police, six members of the Gaver family, performing under the name Matthew 24 Now, were arrested March 21 when a fight in a Cottonwood, Ariz., Walmart spilled out into the parking lot.
Nine members of the Gaver family, including Ruth Gaver, 52, Peter Gaver, 55; and his sons, Jeremiah, 29, and Nathaniel, 27, were involved in the fight.
One member of the family, identified as Enoch Gaver, was shot and killed, and another was shot in the abdomen by responding police officers. Sergeant Jeremy Daniels was shot in the leg, but is expected to make a full recovery.
A female employee had reported being attacked inside the store, and when officers arrived outside, they were “immediately attacked” by the group, according to a press release issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
It is unknown what sparked the original fight inside the store.
There are frequent references to mind control and repentance on the group’s page.
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