For Doc Holliday, 1884-1885 was a booming period. In August 1884, he and Billy Allen got sideways over a $5 debt that Doc failed to repay. Doc took a couple of shots at Allen in a Leadville, Colorado saloon. One missed; the other hit Allen in the arm. Doc was charged with assault with intent to kill. Strangely, considering the charges, in November he served as a member of the mounted brigade of special police formed to guarantee order at the polls during the gubernatorial election.
Doc was quickly acquitted in the Allen shooting the next March.