Man Shot By Green River Police After Firing At Officers

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A man was shot late Tuesday by Green River police after shooting at police officers and threatening other people with a gun, according to the Green River Police Department.

Around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, a Green River police officer received a report of a person who had threatened other people with a gun near a local park.

As the officer was receiving the information, a vehicle matching the description given by the caller passed by the officer’s location.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver initially refused to exit the vehicle.

Then, the driver began to fire a weapon at officers, who returned fire. The subject was wounded at some point during the altercation and was transported by ambulance to Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital.

He was later taken to an out-of-state hospital for further treatment.

The investigation of the incident has been turned over to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, which is standard practice for any officer-involved shooting in the state.

No other details on the shooting were immediately available, since the investigation just commenced.

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