More Details Released in Fatal Cheyenne Shooting

Around 11:00 Saturday night, Cheyenne Police were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Oxford Drive. Officers arrived to find that a fatal shooting had occurred.

At the scene, officers found a 38-year-old male with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers began to administer first aid until medical personnel arrived. He was declared deceased at the scene.

Officers contacted another adult male who claimed to be the shooter, he was detained.

The preliminary investigation shows that a loud physical and verbal disturbance occurred between the 38-year-old man and a woman at the apartment earlier in the evening. According to statements, the shooter, an upstairs tenant, heard yelling in the unit below. He armed himself with a handgun and went downstairs to intervene. While in the stairwell between both apartments, a disturbance occurred that resulted in the decedent being fatally shot.

Other people were in proximity of the gunfire; however, no other injuries were reported.

This case remains under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Department’s Detective Bureau. Results will be forwarded to the District Attorney for potential charging decisions.