GILLETTE, Wyo.— A 30-year-old man could be charged with attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly shot a gun at another man during an argument on Emerson Avenue last night, officials say.
Gillette police and Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2000 block of S. Emerson Avenue yesterday around 9 p.m. for reports of a gunshot, according to Gillette Deputy Chief of Police Brent Wasson and Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.
When they arrived, officers contacted the 30-year-old male who was standing across the street holding a revolver, Wasson said, adding that the investigation revealed the male had shot a single round at a 23-year-old man inside a nearby apartment and missed.
The two of them had been arguing, which led to the firearm being discharged, per Wasson. Officers checked with the surrounding neighbors to make sure that no one was injured and recovered a single slug, either .38 special or .357 magnum, from inside a garage.
As of March 23, charges are currently pending, Wasson said, though according to sheriff’s office arrest records the male is being held for attempted second-degree murder.