How did we get here? Jusgo grocery store closes store after police clash

JUSGO, N.M. — The New Mexico Walmart opened Tuesday, but its demise is still being closely watched.

The company is shutting its doors after a confrontation with police.

Jusgo store owner Scott Bieler was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony aggravated assault and battery of a law enforcement officer after a fight broke out with officers.

Bieler’s son was among those injured in the altercation.

He’s expected to be released from the hospital Friday.

The Walmart has been a local fixture since opening in 2008, but the local chain has struggled with its size.

Walmart’s stores are mostly located in the state of New Mexico.