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Man arrested for Assault after allegedly pointing loaded gun at another person during argument

Justin Lucero (Courtesy of the Laramie County SHeriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A 29-year old man was arrested by the Cheyenne Police Department after it is alleged that he pointed a loaded handgun at the head of another individual during an argument.

Obtained court documents say that Justin Lucero made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on June 1st, 2020, to hear the recommended felony charge of Aggravated Assault and Battery – Threaten with a Weapon read to him by Judge Nau.

During the same preceedings, Lucero was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of Reckless Endangering.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, an officer from the CPD was dispatched to a residence within the city limits of Cheyenne on May 30th, 2020, in response to a reported physical disturbance that involved a gun.

The officer says that an accuser advised them that Lucero had pointed a gun at their head during a verbal altercation. The accuser also alleged that Lucero struck their forehead with the firearm.

Investigators report that the alleged victim was observed to have signs of injury to their head in the spot where they claim had Lucero struck them.

The affidavit goes on to say that another person told police that Lucero had physically attacked them prior to the incident involving the firearm. The second accuser reported to law enforcement that Lucero wrapped his hands around their neck and applied pressure while shoving them up against a cabinet.

According to court papers, Lucero admitted to pointing the gun at another person in an attempt to get them to leave the residence.

“Lucero stated that he might have hit the (alleged victim) on the head while making jabbing motions with the gun,” the officer reports.

Law enforcement says that Lucero, denied placing his hands on the neck of the other individual.

Authorities report that they located a semi-automatic Taurus 9mm handgun in the front yard of the residence. The gun was said to be been loaded with a round in the chamber.

According to Wyoming state statutes any individual who is convicted of felony Aggravated Assault and Battery with a Weapon can face up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to 10k.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.