A 44-year-old Cheyenne man is behind bars after allegedly shooting at a car with a man and woman inside.

According to a booking sheet, police were called to Byron Lamart Hunter's house at 653 Snake River Ave. at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, after a witness reported seeing Hunter, clad in his underwear, firing a handgun at a car during an altercation.

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When officers arrived, one group surrounded the house and tried to make contact with Hunter while the other group contacted the victims, a man and a woman who were sitting in a black Mercedes sedan that was parked around the corner in the next block.

Police say the Mercedes had two bullet holes on its right side, but, fortunately, the occupants were not injured.

Hunter eventually exited his house voluntarily and was taken into custody without further incident.

Police say he admitted to firing a Smith and Wesson "Governor" .45 caliber revolver at the Mercedes after an altercation with the car's occupants in his front yard.

Hunter was booked into the Laramie County Detention Center for aggravated assault, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

He's scheduled to make his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Thursday, Jan. 11. at 2 p.m.


Hunter's bond has been set at $10,000 at 10% and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 18 at 3 p.m.

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