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Arrest turns fatal in Casper

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Via the Wyoming News Exchange

CASPER  (WNE) — The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations is investigating an officer-involved shooting at Casper’s Pay it Forward Drive on Thursday evening.

The incident is the second recent fatal shooting involving Casper officers; a suspect was killed in February during a standoff with Casper Police in Sheridan.

The department responded to a call for service regarding a disturbance, according to a press release from Casper Police.

“During the investigation, officers attempted to take an individual into custody. In the course of these efforts, the suspect attempted to gain control of a firearm and was subsequently shot by an officer,” the press release states.

No police officers were injured during this event, and the involved officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, due to department policies, according to the department.

Officers began first aid efforts, and the suspect was transported by ambulance to Banner Wyoming Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

The Casper Police Department has requested that the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation conduct the investigation into the incident, in an effort to maintain transparency, according to Casper police.

“The investigation into this incident is only in the beginning stages. More information will be released at the appropriate time,” a press release from Casper Police states.

This story was published on June 10, 2024.

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