Coroner’s Office releases name of man killed in last week’s officer-involved shooting

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the man who died last Tuesday after reportedly being shot by law enforcement on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Justin Steele. Photo provided.

Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion, is the deceased. (Read his obituary here.)

Additional information about the case is still sparse. Steele was reportedly a suspect in weapon offense in Pavillion; Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped the suspect vehicle on Blue Sky Highway, and Wind River Police arrived to assist. Steele was reportedly not compliant with officer commands, and at some point a federal officer fatally shot him.

The investigation being led by the FBI is still on-going, and the Department of the Interior reports that the officer involved is on administrative leave. The Coroner’s Office is not releasing any details about the autopsy at this time.

Markings on Blue Sky Highway at the scene of the shooting.

Markings on Blue Sky Highway at the scene of the shooting.