High speed pursuit ends in gunfire, no injuries sustained

h/t Wyoming Highway Patrol

(Wyoming) – On November 15th at approximately 11:11 PM, a Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) State Trooper attempted to stop a passenger vehicle for a speeding violation near milepost 10 on Interstate 25 in Laramie County.

The driver failed to stop and led law enforcement on a pursuit northbound out of Cheyenne at speeds over 100 mph.

The pursuit entered Platte County, where Platte County Deputies were successful in deploying a tire deflation device.

After the successful tire deflation device deployment, the driver of the vehicle came to an abrupt stop, exited the vehicle and began to shoot at the trooper with the trooper returning fire.

The suspect, a resident of Colorado, was taken into custody after the exchange of gunfire, with neither the trooper nor the suspect sustaining any injuries.

The suspect has been booked into the Platte County Jail and the investigation has been turned over to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

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