Police say a shootout in central Wyoming that left one man dead and a police officer critically injured began when the man drew a firearm and began shooting at officers who returned fire and killed the man.
The Casper Police Department says the officer suffered multiple wounds and was being treated for “life-threatening injuries” at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
The names of the man and wounded officer were not released.
A police statement Monday says they received a call at 1:36 p.m. Sunday about a “vehicle complaint.” Two officers responded and contacted a man.
Witnesses told local media that there were two children in the man’s car during the shooting, which occurred outside the car in a vacant dirt lot.
The police statement didn’t mention children being present.