Man shot, killed by Gillette police

Via the Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE (WNE) — A man was killed in a police shooting in Gillette Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to the 500 block of East Lincoln Street for the report of a man, who has not been identified, shooting a handgun in the street.

When officers arrived, they saw the man with the gun. He refuses multiple requests to drop the gun, according to a press release from the City of Gillette.

They tried subduing him with a taser but were unsuccessful. They kept asking him to drop the weapon then he pointed it at them.

“At least one” officer fired and hit the suspect, the press release said.

Life saving measures were performed and he was taken to Campbell County Memorial Hospital where he died.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal investigation is reviewing the incident and the Gillette Police Department said no more information will be released until the DCI investigation is finished.

The involved officers, who have not been identified, were placed on paid administrative leave.


This story was published on March 21.


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