Man killed in shootout with Wyoming trooper identified

Man Killed In Shootout With Wyoming Trooper Identified

Written by on July 1, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A coroner has identified a man killed in a shootout that injured a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper.

The shooting June 25 in Lander killed David Fann, 24, of Lander, acting Fremont County Coroner Erin Ivie said Thursday.

The trooper exchanged gunshots with Fann on Sinks Canyon Road moments into a traffic stop, according to the Highway Patrol. The trooper, whose identity hasn’t been released, was released from a hospital within a day.

What led to the traffic stop and shooting was unknown. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation was investigating, as is standard practice in shootings involving police in Wyoming.
DCI officials declined to comment on the case.

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