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Man shoots himself near Wamsutter


March 29, 2017

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with investigators from the Rawlins Police Department, determined a man who had driven himself to Wamsutter and reported he was shot had actually done it himself.

According to a media release from the sheriff’s office, an unidentified 54-year-old Sweetwater County resident had shot himself with a handgun west of Wamsutter, then drove to the Wamsutter Town Hall and told a sheriff’s office process deputy he had been shot and needed help. The man was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins and interviewed by officers from the RPD.

During the interview, the man admitted he shot himself. He was later transported to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. As of press time, the man’s condition is not known.

“It was vitally important that we make a determination about the true circumstances,” Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said in the media release. “Otherwise people in the area would have thought an active shooter was at large.”


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