- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - No federal charges will be filed against a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer who was involved in a fatal shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Riverton Ranger reports (https://bit.ly/1DaLacx ) the U.S. Attorney’s Office has concluded the officer didn’t violate federal law when he shot 26-year-old Justin Steele, of Pavillion, on July 29.

Fremont County sheriff’s officials received a call that a man armed with a handgun had shot out the window of a vehicle near Ethete. A deputy stopped a vehicle missing a window, and sheriff’s officials say one of the three occupants was uncooperative.

The shooting occurred after reservation police arrived to help.

Steele’s blood-alcohol content was 0.302 percent when he was shot, and he also tested positive for an anxiety drug.

Details of what led to the shooting haven’t been released.


Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com

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