Nebraska Murder Suspect Killed In Cheyenne By Police On Saturday

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A Nebraska murder suspect was killed by Cheyenne law enforcement officers on Saturday, the Cheyenne Police Department announced.

Davin Darayle Saunders was reported to be in Cheyenne on Tuesday. Further investigation revealed that he was located at a house on East 11th Street in the city.

On Saturday, the Cheyenne Police Department’s SWAR team was notified to Saunders’ location and responded to the area to conduct surveillance. A warrant was issued for officers to enter the residence.

While on the scene, the team attempted to communicate with Saunders and asked him to leave the residence, but he refused.

Officers deployed gas in an attempt to lure Saunders out of the home, but he pulled out a firearm. Officers saw this and fired on him, killing him.

No further injuries were reported, according to CPD, and no further information was made available as of Saturday afternoon.

Saunders was wanted in Scottsbluff, Nebraska for multiple homicide-related charges. He had a history of violence.

Saunders’ alleged victim was identified this week Karen Cooper, 63, of Scottsbluff, who died as a result of gunshot wounds early Tuesday evening in a Scottsbluff residential neighborhood.

Saunders fled in his vehicle, which was recovered in Cheyenne after he abandoned it.

Cheyenne police were alerted to Saunders’ presence earlier in the week after he was reported at a Walmart to have been involved in a domestic disturbance with a firearm.

The scene is still active and has been turned over to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation for further review.

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