Rock Springs Police Continue Investigation Into Shooting

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The RSPD flank the 500 block of Blairtown in response to reports of shots fired last evening around 5 p.m.

UPDATE (Jan. 3 – 2:30pm) The Rock Springs Police Department has sent a new update regarding the shooting that took place on the evening of January 2, 2019. First was a correction on the address in their original statement. The correct address for the incident is 508 5th Avenue W not 518 5th Avenue W.

They have also stated that when the officers responded to the incident, they made contact with Lamar Yarber and he was arrested for two warrants, unrelated to the incident.

We will update if more details are released.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Police Department continues to investigate a disturbance near the area of 5th Avenue West in Blairtown last evening.

At approximately 5 p.m., the Rock Springs Police Department was dispatched to 518 5th Avenue West for a report of a disturbance where shots had been fired.

On arrival, RSPD officers found that a man had died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The police department has identified the individual as 34-year-old Brad Stassinos of Rock Springs.

According to a statement released by the department late last evening, the investigation is ongoing. SweetwaterNOW will provide more information as it becomes available.

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