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Gillette man arrested following shooting on Liberty Lane

Gillette Police Officers locate a man at N. Gurley Avenue and Warlow Drive believed to have been shot during an altercation on Liberty Lane., (Jacob Hill/Used with Permission)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Formal charges are pending for a local man who was arrested Thursday evening on the suspicion of shooting another man during an ongoing dispute on Liberty Lane, according to the Gillette Police Department. 

The man, identified on Friday, March 17, as 34-year-old Justin Calvert, was compliant and taken into custody when officers arrived on the scene to investigate multiple reports of a shooting outside a Liberty Lane residence around 7:34 p.m., Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said.

Wasson said the victim, a 23-year-old man, left the scene in a 2010 Lincoln after sustaining a gunshot wound and later crashed the vehicle into a tree at the intersection of Warlow Drive and North Gurley Avenue. 

Officers performed life-saving measures on the 23-year-old man, Wasson continued, and the victim was taken first to Campbell County Memorial Hospital but was later transferred to South Dakota for further treatment. 

According to Wasson, officers reportedly located a weapon, a 9mm handgun, in the Liberty Lane residence believed to have been used in the shooting. 

Wasson said Friday that formal charges are likely to be filed later today; however, Campbell County Detention Center records reflect that Calvert was booked for felony attempted second-degree murder, felony aggravated assault, and reckless endangering. 

Correction (3/17/2023): A previous version of this story contained a spelling error in the shooting suspect’s name. The correct spelling is Justin Calvert.