Coroner Investigates Sunday Night Shooting By Casper Police
The Natrona County Coroner and the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation are investigating the death of a 36-year-old Casper man who was shot by two Casper Police Officers late Sunday night, according to a news release from the coroner's office.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene at East 15th Street about 11:50 p.m.
"The coroner is working on verifying positive identification and notifying next of kin. The cause and manner of death is being investigated by the coroner," according to the news release.
The incident happened when two officers responded to a threatening call at the Loaf 'n Jug, 1510 Centennial Court.
The female clerk told dispatch a male came into the store wielding a sword and had threatened her. He physically assaulted her. The man left the store. The clerk did not receive any injuries requiring immediate medical attention.
About 11:39 p.m., officers confronted the man several hundred yards away from the store. He was wielding a sword in the 3800 block of East 15th Street.
During the confrontation, officers fired their guns at him. They gave medical attention to the man, who died at the scene
The case has been turned over to the DCI, and the officers have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation. Both officers were uninjured.