Cheyenne Teens Arrested Following Shots Fired Incidents
Two Cheyenne teens are behind bars following a pair of shooting incidents in south-central and southeast Cheyenne, police say.
Public Information Officer Alex Farkas says it all started around 8:23 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, after police were called to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex near the 500 block of Seymour Avenue.
Farkas says two occupied apartments were hit with multiple bullets, but no injuries were reported.
"Responding officers canvassed the area and found shell casings in an alley across the street," Farkas said in a news release sent out early Wednesday afternoon.
"A witness reported seeing two younger teenage males leaving the area on foot," she added.
Farkas says early the following morning, at 12:11 a.m., officers received another report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Taft Avenue.
"Witnesses saw two younger males run into an apartment building, and one was carrying a handgun," said Farkas.
Farkas says officers worked to clear the area, spoke to several witnesses, and collected doorbell camera footage that showed the two running to a stairwell.
"Officers knocked on the two upstairs apartment doors and received consent to search a unit," said Farkas. "They found the bathroom door was closed and locked. After issuing several verbal commands to exit, four individuals came out of the bathroom and surrendered to officers."
Farkas says a handgun was found in the bathroom and the suspected shooters, 18-year-old Quinton Capner and a 16-year-old male, were detained.
Farkas says Capner was booked into the Laramie County Detention Center for aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and interference with a peace officer, and the 16-year-old was booked into the Laramie County Juvenile Services Center on the same charges.
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