Officer Pulls Gun on Teen Running for Bus
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Jackson police are investigating after an off-duty officer from Colorado pulled a gun on a teenager who was running to a bus stop.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports Jackson police are determining if any criminal charges are warranted against the 31-year-old woman after she held the 17-year-old boy on the ground at gunpoint Friday.
Police Lt. Roger Schultz says the woman believed a crime was taking place and intervened. He says the Colorado woman did not have authority to act as an officer in Wyoming unless a felony was committed in her presence or if death was likely.
Police did not release the woman's name.
While the teen was wrongly stopped, he was cited for possession of a controlled substance.