Suspect shot after gunfire exchange during high-speed chase in Cheyenne

WYOMING — A high-speed chase last night that began outside the city limits of Cheyenne ended with an exchange of gunfire on East Pershing in downtown Cheyenne and a suspect taken into custody.

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers first attempted to stop a vehicle that was reported stolen. The driver ignored their attempts and entered city limits with the troopers in pursuit.

The Cheyenne Police Department took over jurisdiction in the chase and the vehicle finally came to a crashing stop on the 2300 block of East Pershing around 6:30pm.

During the pursuit, there was an exchange of gunfire between the driver of the vehicle and law enforcement officers. The man driving the stolen vehicle, an unidentified 20-year-old male, sustained two gunshot wounds and was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

No law enforcement officers were injured during this incident. Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation has taken over the lead investigation on the case.


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