- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say a 26-year-old man was extremely intoxicated when he was shot and killed by a law enforcement officer on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Fremont County Coroner’s Office says Justin Steele’s blood-alcohol content was 0.302 percent when he was shot in the chest July 29. That’s almost four times the legal limit for driving.

The Riverton Ranger reports (https://bit.ly/1m1GZeN ) the Pavillion man also tested positive for a drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Fremont County sheriff’s officials say they received a call that a man armed with a handgun had shot out the window of a vehicle near Ethete (EE’-thuh-tee).

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.


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

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