By Ernie Over, managing editor, county10.com
UPDATED at 1:15 p.m.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton Police have identified the suspect in Thursday night’s shooting death as 23-year-old Dustin Nickelson of Riverton, who is being held at the county detention center on First Degree Murder charges. Captain C. T. Smith said a handgun suspected as being used in the incident was located during the time of the arrest. No other details were divulged.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 27-year-old Riverton man identified as Lucas Myhre of Riverton was shot and killed at an aparatment in the 800 block of East Adams Thursday night, according to Riverton Police Captain C. T. Smith. A suspect was taken into custody and has been booked into the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander on a charge of First Degree Murder. The suspect’s name will not be released until he appears in court. Smith said the name is being withheld “for investigative concerns at this time.” It is unknown when the suspect will make his initial appearance.
The RPD received a call at 9:28 p.m. of shots being fired at an apartment complex at 811 East Adams, Apartment #2, and upon arrival at the scene, Smith said officers “found one male who was down and unresponsive at the scene.” Smith said the man, later identified at Myhre, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Smith said there were several people at the scene when officers arrived, “and initial indications point to this incident as being a homicide.”
The case is being investigated by the Riverton Police Department. Smith said the Fremont County Coroner’s Office responded and took custody of the body.
The shooting Thursday night is the second homicide this week in Fremont County. A St. Stephen’s man was shot and killed at a Lander residence on Tuesday morning, but information in that case is being withheld on the order of Fremont County Circuit Court Judge Robert Denhart because it allegedly involves a sex crime.