5 Ariz. police officers hurt trying to stop fight

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
William James Butler III, 23 By Mike Gertzman William James Butler III, 23 By Mike Gertzman
Isaiah Lewis Buck, 24 By Mike Gertzman Isaiah Lewis Buck, 24 By Mike Gertzman
Brashawn Chapple, 21 By Mike Gertzman Brashawn Chapple, 21 By Mike Gertzman
Brandon Lavon Chapple, 22 By Mike Gertzman Brandon Lavon Chapple, 22 By Mike Gertzman

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say five Flagstaff police officers were injured trying to break up a fight between two groups outside San Felipe's Cantina.

Police say two of the officers had to be taken to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment while the other three officers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police say the officers responded to reports of a fight about 2 a.m. Thursday. They say the officers were assaulted when they tried to intervene.

Four men have been arrested in the case.

Police say 23-year-old William James Butler III, 24-year-old Isaiah Lewis Buck, 21-year-old Kenneth Brashawn Chapple and 22-year-old Brandon Lavon Chapple all are being held on suspicion of aggravated assault against police officers, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Police didn't immediately know Friday whether the suspects had lawyers yet.

Due to the NAU homecoming activities in the downtown Flagstaff area this weekend, there will be extra officers brought on shift to specifically work the downtown area. There will be a dedicated squad of officers to work the homecoming events in the downtown area tomorrow.