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Vehicle chase, shooting leads to attempted murder charges in Rawlins arrest

RAWLINS, Wyo. — On Sunday afternoon, the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to the area of milepost 22 on US 287 for a complaint of a man with a gun. The caller advised dispatchers that a relative shot her and another family member.

The victims fled toward Rawlins, followed by the assailant in a separate vehicle. The caller reported the assailant rammed the back of their vehicle and continued shooting at them.

Rawlins troopers intercepted the vehicles near milepost 14. Both vehicles stopped and the suspect surrendered to troopers without incident. EMS transported the victims to Carbon County Memorial Hospital. The seriousness of the second victim’s injuries required they be further transported to a trauma center.

Troopers arrested the suspect for attempted murder and charges are pending through the Carbon County Attorney’s Office. The suspect’s name has not been released by law enforcement.

Assisting in the arrest were the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers, EMS, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Rawlins Police Department.