Wyoming man charged with attempted murder in police shootout

By Chrissy Suttles, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, AP

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed attempted-murder charges against a Wyoming man they say fired a gun at police during a car chase.

Dominique Childers, of Casper, faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, four of felony property destruction, one of felony theft and several misdemeanor charges.

He remained jailed in Cheyenne on $100,000 bond Wednesday.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports police arrested Childers on May 3. Cheyenne police and the Wyoming Highway Patrol say Childers drove a stolen 2016 Toyota Camry over 100 mph (161 kilometers per hour) on a highway and almost 65 mph (105 kph) through Cheyenne.

Police say Childers fired at a trooper and at a police officer who shot back, hitting Childers twice.

Childers couldn’t be reached for comment and had no attorney on file.

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