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Suspects in Frontier Mall shooting receive $150,000 bonds

Cody Nicholson and Tirso Munguia (Photo from the Cheyenne Police Department)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two suspects are facing manslaughter charges related to a shooting near Frontier Mall and have received bonds of $150,000 each.

Tirso Munguia, 19, and Cody Nicholson, 18, both of Cheyenne, were seen this morning in Laramie County Circuit Court, where they were formally charged and received their bond. Munguia was charged with voluntary manslaughter and Nicholson was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

On Monday, Jan. 9 at about 6 p.m., Cheyenne Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the area of Frontier Mall at 1400 Dell Range Blvd. Responding officers secured the area and found a 16-year-old female victim with an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel declared her deceased, police said.

Officers learned that four people were traveling in a vehicle together at the time of the incident. The suspects, Munguia and Nicholson, were seated in the back, while the victim and another female were
seated in the front.

According to statements, Munguia and Nicholson were handling a firearm while the group was
traveling on Dell Range Boulevard. Munguia reportedly fired the gun, striking the female victim
in the front passenger seat. The vehicle pulled over and Nicholson fled on foot with the firearm.

The driver then proceeded to the Frontier Mall parking lot and placed a call to 911.

With the help of tips from community members, Nicholson was found and taken into custody without incident. Munguia was arrested later.

Their preliminary hearing is set for Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m.