Fatal shooting of Cheyenne 14-year-old under investigation

Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 10:53 AM CDT
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Update as of July 7, 2021 | Cheyenne Police said on Wednesday morning that they have not made any arrests related to the death of a 14-year-old boy. Police said they don’t have any information that the boy lived at the house police responded to on Monday morning where officials found the 14-year-old with a gunshot wound.

Lieutenant Rob Dafoe told Wyoming News Now on Wednesday morning that there is no need for the public to be concerned about an ongoing threat. Lieutenant Dafoe said an entire team of detectives has been working nonstop since Monday to investigate what happened. The Cheyenne PD says every hour it’s getting closer to making an arrest. The case is a homicide investigation and they say it’s a complicated case.

When it comes to situations and investigations like these, Lt. Dafoe wants to remind people to be cautious when reading and making posts on social media. The Cheyenne Police Department will work to release facts when it’s possible. If you do have any information that you believe will help with the investigation, Cheyenne Police ask you to call the department directly or use silent witness.

Original Press Release posted on January 6, 2021 | At approximately 1:00 a.m. Monday morning, Cheyenne Police Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Taft Avenue for a report of gunshots heard inside a residence. Upon arrival, officers found a 14-year-old male, who was the apparent victim of a gunshot wound. The juvenile was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

This homicide case is under investigation by Cheyenne Police Detectives.

If you have any information regarding the incident, please contact the Cheyenne Police Detective Bureau at (307) 637-6521. Additionally, information can be provided anonymously at 638-TIPS or at silentwitnesslaramiecounty.com.

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