- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) - The Converse County attorney has concluded the fatal police shooting of a man at his father’s funeral in Douglas this summer was justified.

A deputy U.S. Marshal shot and killed 44-year-old Jasen Scott Ramirez of Colorado on June 30 while trying to arrest him outside a church after the funeral service. Ramirez was under federal indictment in Wyoming on drug and weapons charges.

Converse County Attorney Quentin Richardson issued a letter Thursday stating Ramirez had lunged into his vehicle when three deputy marshals tried to arrest him. One deputy shot Ramirez seven times. A later search found Ramirez had two loaded handguns in the vehicle.

Richardson states in his decision letter that Ramirez had a previous criminal record and faced a lengthy prison sentence if convicted of the pending charges.

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