Cheyenne, Wyo. - A Cheyenne man involved in the first shooting of a police officer in recent memory, was in a Laramie County courtroom Thursday Morning.
Courtesy: Joseph Jacquez
The case involving Joseph Jacquez, 27, has been bound over to district court, where he will face one count each of aggravated assault and battery, attempted interference with a peace officer, and domestic battery.
Judge Lee says although he didn't whole-heartedly agree with the prosecution’s case, he says there is probable cause for all three charges.
Cheyenne Police arrested Jacquez back on September 22 after an officer was shot at Jacquez’s house. When officers responded to a domestic disturbance at that location, they were informed the suspect was armed, so they were carrying their rifles. When officers attempted to arrest Jacquez, they ended up inside his home where they began struggling.
It was during this struggle that officers say Jacquez manipulated a CPD rifle and fired several times, striking an officer in the foot.
Nobody else was injured during the encounter and the officer was transported to CRMC for treatment and released to recover at home.