Man dies after double shooting with Wyoming Highway Patrol

WYOMING — A man with an active warrant died Saturday after two shootings with Wyoming Highway Patrol officers in Crook County.

The shooting began when a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper stopped at around 10:10 p.m. Friday for a man walking along Interstate 90 around post 184 in Crook County.

“The male has been learned to have an active warrant for his arrest and the trooper has requested assistance from the Crook County Sheriff’s Department,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said.

According to a statement, as law enforcement attempted to arrest the man, he began to walk away. The suspect was able to retrieve a handgun and fired several shots at law enforcement before fleeing in the dark.

A search was conducted throughout the night to locate the male subject.

Late the next morning, law enforcement located the male subject around mile marker 185 on Interstate 90. The suspect again fired at law enforcement as they attempted to put him in jail.

Law enforcement returned fire, beating the man. The man, whose name is not yet known, was taken into custody and immediately received medical attention, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

“No law enforcement officers were injured during this event, and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations has taken the lead on the case,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said.

Caroline Chapman is a community news reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing the piano in her spare time. Her favorite aspect of life in Jackson is the genuine admiration the people of Wyoming share for the land and the life it supports.

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