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Cheyenne police investigating fatal Saturday shooting on Oxford Drive; shooter detained

(Gregory Hirst, Oil City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Saturday, March 30 at about 11 p.m., Cheyenne police officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on the 1700 block of Oxford Drive.

Officers arrived to find that a fatal shooting had occurred.

At the scene, officers found a 38-year-old male with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers began to administer first aid until medical personnel arrived. He was declared deceased at the scene.

Officers contacted another adult male who claimed to be the shooter; he was detained.

The preliminary investigation shows that a loud physical and verbal disturbance occurred between the 38-year-old man and a woman at the apartment earlier in the evening. According to statements, the shooter, an upstairs tenant, heard yelling in the unit below. He armed himself with a handgun and went downstairs to intervene, a Cheyenne Police Department news release states.

While in the stairwell between both apartments, a disturbance occurred that resulted in the decedent being fatally shot.

Other people were in proximity of the gunfire; however, no other injuries were reported.

This case remains under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Department’s Detective Bureau.

Results will be forwarded to the District Attorney for potential charging decisions.


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