Wyoming correctional officer involved in Scottsbluff shooting

A Gering man was arrested following the incident.
A Gering man was arrested following a shooting outside a Scottsbluff grocery store.
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 10:41 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming Department of Corrections reported Friday a staff member from the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institute in Torrington was involved in an off-duty shooting in Scottsbluff, Neb. Thursday.

A news release from the Department of Corrections says Correctional Officer Martin Maldonado Jr. remains hospitalized following the incident.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Scottsbluff police found two males in the parking lot of Main Street Market. Alexander J. Maldonado (35 years old, of Gering) was taken into custody. While Martin A. Maldonado (34 years old, of Scottsbluff) suffered a single gunshot to his abdomen. He was transported to Regional West Medical Center for treatment.

Alexander J. Maldonado was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony, Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm, Protection Order Violation, and Discharge a Firearm Within City Limits.

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