UPDATE at 3 p.m.
Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said this Thursday afternoon that preliminary results of an autopsy on the shooting victim from Wednesday morning will not be released until the investigation into the incident is complete. The Coroner and the Sheriff’s Department are conducting a joint investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death, which was reported shortly before 2 a.m.Wednesday in Riverton.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Undersheriff Ryan Lee said on Thursday that the early Wednesday morning shooting death of a man at the Cozy Mobile Home Park on East Monroe Avenue is now being investigated as a suicide.
“At this time we are investigating the case as an apparent suicide; the investigation into the incident is ongoing and will take several days to complete,” Lee said in a news release.
He said that the call came in at 1:34 a.m. on Wednesday, and the caller told dispatch that the man had shot himself.
“Deputies encountered the deceased person and two other adults in the residence when they arrived,” Lee said.
“Further evidence will be obtained by the County Coroner this afternoon after autopsy which should help both agencies in concluding their investigation,” he added.