The Christian family band that brawled with police in an Arizona Walmart parking lot were not slowed down by repeated hits from Tasers, pepper spray and batons, newly released dashcam video shows.

The fighting stopped only after a 21-year-old member of the Gaver family was fatally shot, his brother was struck in the stomach and a cop took a bullet to the leg.

The melee broke out March 21 after eight officers responded to a report that a member of the Gaver family — which had been living out of their car in the parking lot — had pushed a Walmart employee in a store bathroom, police said.

When police tried to separate the family band for questioning, they attacked, Cottonwood Police Chief Jody Fanning said Friday.

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