Gillette PD: No Charges in January Shooting Death, Man Acted Reasonably
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Police in Gillette aren't pursuing charges in a shooting death. Police say 21-year-old Steven Peterson shot his friend, 24-year-old Jesse Flores, on Jan. 31.
Police say their investigation shows Peterson acted reasonably. The Gillette News-Record reports the men got in an argument after drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.
Police say Flores threatened Peterson, who locked himself in his bedroom with a handgun.
Peterson reported hearing a sound like the cycling of a slide on a handgun while Flores tried to manipulate the lock. Peterson shot Flores after he got through the door.
Police say Peterson cooperated with investigators, who found a handgun outside the bedroom door.