GRPD officer involved in Tuesday shooting

A Green River Police Department officer exchanged gunfire with an unidentified person Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Barnhart Street, resulting in the person being wounded and transported out of state.

According to a release from the GRPD, the department received a call at approximately 10:45 p.m., regarding person at FMC Park threatening people with a gun that had left the park.

As the officer received the vehicle description, the vehicle passed by the officer, who conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Barnhart Street.

The GRPD release states the individual declined to exit their vehicle and fired their weapon at officers at the scene. The officers returned fire and injured the individual.

The person was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County for treatment and was transferred to an unnamed hospital outside of Wyoming for further treatment.

Investigation of the incident was taken over by Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, which is a standard procedure in officer-involved shootings. The investigation is ongoing and as of press time further information was unavailable.


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