The Casper Police Department wrote today that a Natrona County man has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting that happened in Casper on Feb. 2 resulting in the death of 30-year-old Brandon A. Lopez.

Rajion L. Vu, 25, is being charged with second degree murder, which is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

The police said in a statement today that Vu was initially arrested on Feb. 5 for other charges.

He was identified as a suspect through interviews, search warrants, and video surveillance. Police say the shooting was connected to a drug deal involving marijuana.

We will update this story when the affadavit becomes available. The police news release said Vu had an initial appearance today at 2:00 p.m. in circuit court.

He will next appear for a preliminary hearing in about 10 days.

Wyoming Cold Cases

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