*UPDATE* Cheyenne standoff suspect died

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CHEYENNE, Wy.(KGWN)- *UPDATE 5:45pm*
Cheyenne police say the man involved in an afternoon standoff, has died.

Officers are not yet releasing his name but say he was wanted on a felony arrest warrant from Albany County for probation violation and sex assault.

It began with a traffic stop in the 4700 block of Ridge Road before 3:00pm on Wednesday. CPD says the man has a rifle and refused commands given by the deputies. After an hour he exited the vehicle with a rifle and fired; three officers from the Cheyenne Police Department and a Laramie County Sheriff's Deputy fired back.

The suspect was struck and declared deceased at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. No law enforcement officers were injured.

The Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigations investigates officer involved shootings and is doing so in this case. The name of the suspect will be released upon notification of family members. This case remains under investigation.

*ORIGINAL POST*
A call came in just after 2 pm Wednesday afternoon for what originated as a traffic stop and an uncooperative driver at Dell Range and Ridge Rd. The driver then pulled out a weapon that was in the car.

Cheyenne Police, Laramie County Sheriff's Office and other first responders then set up a staging in the area of the McDonald's at the intersection.
Cheyenne Police say the suspect was armed and shots were fired.

Officers confirmed this is an isolated incident and is not an active shooter. The Department wants to extremely advise people to avoid the area until officers can secure the scene.

The area is now secure but will be closed while the investigation is conducted.

All Laramie County School District 1 schools in the East Triad were in a green lockout from 2:55-3:10 p.m. During a lockout, the school secures the perimeter and allows limited public access to the building.

Newschannel 5 has a reporter on the scene and will share any updates as soon as possible.




 
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