- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Campbell County prosecutors have dismissed an attempted second-degree murder charge filed after an August 2015 shooting at a Gillette hotel because the alleged victim refuses to testify.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Leon Harlson Jr. and his father were angry with Paul Martin, who was fired for driving a company truck to a bar and for pestering them to re-hire him.

Gillette police said Martin was in a hotel room on Aug. 4, 2015 when he heard tapping on the bathroom window. He told officers he looked out and saw Harlson Jr. with a pistol. He said he walked away and five shots were fired into the room. Martin was not injured.

Chief Deputy County Attorney Nathan Henkes tells the Gillette News Record (https://bit.ly/2aIvFPI ) that he moved for dismissal because Martin was no longer willing to help with the case.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com


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