Police have released footage of a deadly shootout between police officers and a family of Christian musicians in a Cottonwood, Arizona Walmart parking lot. The melee took place after police showed up in response to reports that a woman had been assaulted by multiple people in the Walmart bathroom.
The Gaver family, who make up a Christian band called Matthew 24, was decidedly uncooperative when authorities arrived. Police footage of the incident, broadcast today on CNN, shows members of the Gaver family repeatedly attacking officers.
The police investigation into the Arizona Walmart gun fight remains ongoing, but it is clear that an officer was shot and wounded, one member of the Gaver family was shot and wounded, and another member of the Gaver family was shot and killed.
According to the Matthew 24 Facebook page, the family of buskers has been singing the Christian word in the streets of Boise, Idaho for several years. Although, the most recent posts on the page are from 2014, well before the Gavers became embroiled in their current (and literal) legal battles. Matthew 24's last piece of wisdom, which was posted August 9, 2014: "For those who are mind controlled: who don't own their own mind/soul any longer: there is only one hope! 5) Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding. 6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5,6"
Notably, in the Bible, Matthew 24 is the section where Jesus describes the coming of violent end times to his disciples.
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