Man Dies Saturday Morning After Two Shootouts With Wyoming Highway Patrol

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By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily

A man with an active warrant was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on Saturday morning following two shootouts in Crook County, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The unnamed man was killed after a second shootout when he fired at law enforcement officers after they attempted to take him into custody on Saturday morning, said Sgt. Jeremy Beck, with the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Originally, he had been pulled over at milepost 184 on Interstate 90 on Friday evening at 10:10 p.m.

When it was discovered that he had an active warrant, the Highway Patrol contacted the Crook County Sheriff’s office and asked for assistance.

When officers attempted to arrest the man, he retrieved a handgun and began shooting.

He was able to escape the confrontation and authorities initiated a search.

The man was found late morning on Saturday about a mile away near milepost 185.

He began shooting at officers again before he was struck by law enforcement fire.

He was taken into custody, received medical attention, and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the confrontation and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incidents.

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