Wyoming lawmaker says man killed by police needed treatment
FORT WASHAKIE, WY. (AP) — A state lawmaker says a Wyoming man should have been hospitalized receiving help with addiction issues on the day he was killed by police.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday that Republican state Rep. Lloyd Larsen addressed the death of 58-year-old Anderson Antelope during a Joint Committee on Tribal Relations Committee meeting Monday.
Antelope was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.
Authorities say a police officer shot Antelope Sept. 21 outside the Riverton Walmart after he stabbed an officer with a knife, which was blocked by body armor.
Larsen says Antelope spent months at the Wyoming State Hospital in Riverton and a hospital in Lander, but there was no room at public or private facilities for Antelope at the time of the shooting.
The shooting has prompted vigils and marches.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com