Suspect Killed By Gillette Police After Allegedly Swinging Weapon At Them

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A man was killed by Gillette police on Sunday after swinging a large bladed weapon at officers, the city of Gillette announced.

According to the city, police were called Sunday morning by a person requesting assistance to remove a subject from a home in Gillette. The caller indicated the subject made threats of violence to the occupants of the house and refused to leave.

When officers arrived at the house, they made contact with the suspect, who was armed with a large edged weapon.

The man refused multiple requests to drop the weapon, the city said. Officers deployed two forms of less lethal options and the suspected retreated further into the home.

The officers continued to attempt to disarm the suspect through less lethal means.

When the man charged at the officers, swinging the weapon at them, both officers discharged their duty firearms, striking the man.

Lifesaving measures were initiated, but the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel.

One of the officer was treated for minor injuries. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations is looking into the incident.

There will be no further information released until the investigation is complete. The suspect and officers were unnamed Sunday.

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