TOMBSTONE, Arizona — The Wild West lives again.
A man was busted for shooting a man in the leg in a saloon in the Old West town of Tombstone after getting into an argument and opening fire.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s office says the gun battle erupted at Doc Holliday’s Saloon late on Friday, when James Edward Roberson, 47, pulled out his firearm.
Roberson had arrived with a female companion earlier in the evening and were told they could not carry their guns into the bar, so hey left them with the bartender for safekeeping.
As they sat there drinking, the couple got into an argument with two men at the bar. When the couple retrieved their weapons from the bartender as they readied to leave, Roberson got into a physical altercation with the two men and opened fire.
The victim was airlifted to a hospital in Tucson and is expected to live. Roberson was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct with a weapon and endangerment and was held on $25,000 bond.
Tombstone was the scene of the infamous 1881 gun battle at the O.K. Corral between lawmen and outlaws. It also was the home of Doc Holliday, a dentist who was involved in the shootout.