Suspect Arrested Following Fatal Shooting

Around 1:30 Saturday morning, Cheyenne Police were dispatched to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 100 block of King Court.

Upon arrival, officers found a 25-year-old male, who was the apparent victim of a gunshot wound. Officers began to administer first aid until medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as 25-year-old Cortaevius Williams from Cheyenne.

Early Saturday, Cheyenne Police Detectives arrested 23-year-old Antonio Navarrete, of Cheyenne, for one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault. He was booked into the Laramie County Jail without incident.

The preliminary investigation shows that an argument occurred between Navarrete and the victim in the parking lot of a local bar at approximately 12:30 a.m. During the argument, the victim allegedly smashed the windshield of Navarrete’s vehicle. Navarrete left the bar with a group of friends and returned home. The victim left separately.

Following the disturbance, the victim went to Navarrete’s residence to collect personal belongings. While there, another disturbance ensued, resulting in the victim 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.