The trooper has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.


A shootout in Lander Friday afternoon left a suspect dead and a trooper injured, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Sinks Canyon Road.

Lt. Kyle McKay says a trooper conducted a traffic stop and moments into the stop the trooper and suspect exchanged gunfire.

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"The details of the investigation are still emerging," McKay said in a news release.

As is the case in all officer-involved shootings, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.

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