Wyoming Officers Shoot And Kill Suspect Who Fired At Them In Incidents 12 Hours Apart


    The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a man who fled an arrest attempt Friday night by firing at troopers was killed by officers Saturday morning in a shootout near Sundance.

The name of the man has not been released.

    The Highway Patrol says an officer pulled over a male walking along Interstate 90 in the Sundance area about 10:10 pm Friday and determined he had an outstanding warrant.

      As the trooper was awaiting backup from the Crook County Sheriff’s Department, the man walked away, got a handgun, and fired several shots before fleeing into the darkness.

     A manhunt began and continued through the night. Law enforcement finally located the man a little after 11:00 Saturday morning only about a mile away from where the attempted arrest occurred. 

    As officers attempted to take the man into custody, he fired again and was hit when they returned fire. He was immediately given emergency medical treatment, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

     The Highway Patrol says no officers were injured during any part of the incident. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is in charge of the post-shooting investigation.