Shots Fire, Suspect Dies in "Critical Incident" with Park County Sheriff's Deputy | Big Horn Radio Network | Wyoming

Shots Fire, Suspect Dies in “Critical Incident” with Park County Sheriff’s Deputy

Written by on August 31, 2022

A Park County Sheriff’s Deputy had to use lethal force to stop an armed convict after an attempted traffic stop and vehicle pursuit.

The Park County Sheriff’s office released details of a harrowing incident that occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 30. A suspect was killed by a Park County Sheriff’s deputy, who acted and shot to save their life.

At 2:56 p.m. Tuesday, an unidentified Park County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop. Unbeknownst to the deputy, the suspect had an active warrant.

As the deputy approached, the suspect fled. A pursuit ensued. The suspect led the deputy down a canal road to elude capture.

When the suspect eventually stopped his vehicle, he emerged with a firearm pointed at the deputy. He then charged the deputy with the weapon.

The deputy was forced to engage the male with lethal force, and shots were fired.

The suspect is deceased. Thankfully, the deputy is uninjured.

The Division of Criminal Investigation was directly notified and is currently investigating this with the full cooperation of the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is unable to release any additional information at this time.

Park County Sheriff Scott Steward asks for patience while this complex and active investigation is completed.

This is a developing story. More details will be published on mybighornbasin.com as information becomes available.


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