Cheyenne PD: Suspect Deceased After Armed Standoff


CHEYENNE — At approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 6, deputies with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office recognized a truck driven by a suspect known to deputies to have a felony arrest warrant from Albany County for probation violation and sex assault. Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 4700 block of Ridge Road. The suspect refused commands given by the deputies and was observed to have a rifle.

The Cheyenne Police Department responded to assist and for approximately an hour, the suspect refused commands to comply with law enforcement on scene. Shortly before 3:00 p.m., the suspect exited the vehicle with a rifle in his hands. The suspect fired his rifle and three officers from the Cheyenne Police Department and a Laramie County Sheriff’s Deputy fired their weapons.

The suspect was struck and declared deceased at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. No law enforcement officers were injured.

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The Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation investigates officer-involved shootings and is doing so in this case. The name of the suspect will be released upon notification of family members. This case remains under investigation.