Wyoming Trooper Fired Upon in Natrona County; Suspect Injured
One person was hospitalized late Sunday after a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was shot at during an incident on Highway 20/26 near Powder River.
Team Leader Ryan Cox of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says the incident occurred at roughly 10:30 p.m. Sunday and concluded with a crash near mile marker 37.
No law enforcement officers were injured. The suspect was taken to Wyoming Medical Center for injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
"We have no investigation into officers firing their weapons," Cox said. DCI routinely acts as investigators for the Patrol, which does not have an investigative branch of its own.
Cox specified that DCI agents were not involved in the incident itself, but were called in to investigate after the incident had concluded.
A statement on the incident is expected from the Patrol, Cox said.