Suspect Injured in Officer Involved Shooting in Albany County
An Albany County Sheriff’s deputy and a trooper from the Wyoming Highway Patrol were involved in a shooting while on duty Saturday, May 26th that injured a person.
According to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on Forest Service Road 700 near Vedauwoo in the late evening hours Saturday.
Law enforcement were advised to be on the lookout for a suicidal suspect, the WHP says. After locating the subject, the trooper and the deputy became involved in a shooting incident with the subject, who was armed with a firearm.
The deputy and trooper were not injured in the shooting, but the suspect sustained several injuries and was transported to Colorado for medical treatment. The WHP said the subject's condition is unknown.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation was requested to investigate the incident. The deputy is currently on paid administrative leave pending the investigation, as per the policy of the Sheriff’s Office.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said the trooper involved is also on paid administrative leave pending the investigation, as is standard in any WHP trooper involved shooting incident.
The Sheriff’s Office said the incident was tragic and unfortunate for all parties involved and that the names of the deputy, trooper and suspect will not be released at this time. The Sheriff’s Office also said they will not be releasing any further information until DCI completes its investigation.