Charges decreased from attempted 2nd degree murder to aggravated assault in February Lander shooting

(Lander, WY) – According to a statement from Fremont County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick LeBrun, the charges against 24-year-old Darin Surrell have been decreased from 2nd degree attempted murder to aggravated assault, after new information has come to light.

Surrell initially faced an attempted murder in the 2nd degree charge for a shooting that occurred on the 100 block of Jefferson in Lander on February 17th.

LeBrun’s statement reads as follows:


“In the intoxicated and confused environment, medical professionals and law enforcement believed the victim may have been shot in the head. He was not. In the end, the victim only suffered a non-life threatening wound to the shoulder and a non-life threatening impact injury to the head. The State, in light of the later learned facts, will be amending the charge appropriately to Aggravated Assault.”

Surrell currently has a jury trial set for August 16th.

County 10 will provide further information on this case as it progresses, which can be found here.

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