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Cheyenne police investigating fatal shooting late Saturday

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Via the Wyoming News Exchange

CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man was found dead Saturday night, an “apparent victim of multiple gunshot wounds,” the Cheyenne Police Department announced on Facebook Sunday morning.

The identities of the victim and the suspect have yet to be released; however, in a news release sent out Monday morning, the decedent was identified as a 38-year-old male.

“The preliminary investigation shows that a loud physical and verbal disturbance occurred between the 38-year-old man and a woman at the apartment earlier in the evening,” Monday’s news release read. “According to statements, the shooter, an upstairs tenant, heard yelling in the unit below. He armed himself with a handgun and went downstairs to intervene. While in the stairwell between both apartments, a disturbance occurred that resulted in the decedent being fatally shot.”

The release said other people were “in proximity of the gunfire,” but that no other injuries were reported.

CPD announced in the aforementioned social media post that a male suspect was detained in connection with the incident, but an official with CPD clarified that nobody had been arrested in connection with the incident as of Monday morning.

The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Oxford Drive, where CPD officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance around 11 p.m. on Saturday. Officers administered first aid to the victim; he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.

The CPD’s detective bureau is continuing to investigate the matter, the agency said, and information would be forwarded to the Laramie County District Attorney’s office for charging decisions.

This story was published on April 2, 2024.

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