Man Killed In Shootout With Police In Casper On Friday Morning

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By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily

A man is dead following a shootout Friday morning with Casper police.

According to the Casper Police Department, a man who was parked near the shores of Lake McKenzie in Casper at 1:54 a.m. fled on foot after two police officers contacted him.

As the officers pursued the man, he fired at gun at them. They returned fire, striking him.

The man was taken to the Wyoming Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead, the department said.

The two officers were not injured in the incident and per policies at the Casper Police Department, have been put on leave.

The Wyoming Division of Investigation is investigating the incident.

The McKenzie Lake Park will be closed temporarily while DCI works on the investigation.

The Natrona County Coroner’s Office is responsible for notifying the suspect’s next of kin, after which, the name of the deceased may be released by that office.

The Casper Police Department will conduct an internal investigation to ensure that the policies and procedures were followed, the department said.

This is the second overnight shooting which occurred in Casper on Friday. About 90 minutes later, the Casper Police Department received a call from a woman who was shot in the head by an assailant in North Casper.

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