Armed Suspect Killed in Confrontation with Wyoming Officers

Wyoming News January 11, 2019

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Armed Suspect Killed in Confrontation with Wyoming Officers

RIVERTON, WY. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a convicted felon was shot to death during a confrontation with officers in central Wyoming.

Riverton Police Chief Eric Murphy says officers were working with a federal agency Thursday morning when they confronted the man, who was illegally carrying a firearm.

Murphy says the suspect shot at officers, who returned fire. The man, whose name has not been released, died at a nearby hospital.

No officers were injured, and investigators have not released any other information about the circumstances of the shooting.

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