CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A road rage confrontation on US 85 in November turned violent when Bear Larkman, 29, of Cheyenne reportedly opened fire on another vehicle, leading to his arrest and several charges, according to the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.
Larkman faces charges including attempted manslaughter and three counts of aggravated assault. He was set a $25,000 cash or surety bond at his arraignment in December, when he pleaded not guilty. The trial is scheduled for April 8.
On Nov. 4 at around 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call at mile marker 2 on US 85, where they found Evans, Colorado, Mayor Mark Clark with a gunshot wound to his leg. The injury was non-life-threatening according to police reports.
The incident began with aggressive driving, with Larkman and Clark engaging in dangerous maneuvers, according to a police affidavit. Tensions peaked when Larkman, after allegedly being threatened with a gun by Clark, fired his weapon multiple times, hitting Clark’s vehicle and wounding him.
Larkman later said that maybe he hadn’t seen a gun, according to the affidavit, and no weapon was mentioned in reports as being found in Clark’s vehicle.
Larkman fled the scene but was persuaded to surrender by deputies after being contacted by phone.