Coroner abandons inquiry into fatal Wyoming police shooting

Wyoming News December 9, 2019

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Coroner abandons inquiry into fatal Wyoming police shooting

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) – A coroner is calling off a public inquest into a fatal shooting by a police officer in Wyoming, citing lack of cooperation from a prosecutor.

Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen will list 58-year-old Anderson Antelope’s cause of death Sept. 21 as “undetermined.”

A Riverton police officer shot Antelope outside a Walmart. Witnesses say Antelope had a knife.

Fremont County Attorney Pat Lebrun announced Nov. 29 he will not file charges because he believed the officer was defending himself.

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