Details in Casper Shooting: Officer Shot at Least 5 Times
Casper police on Monday afternoon provided an update on the condition of the officer who was shot on Sunday, saying he was shot at least five times.
The officer, whose name has not been released, suffered serious, life-threatening injuries, according to a statement from Casper Police Chief Keith McPheeters.
"The emergency treatment of the officer's injuries required multiple transfusions of blood and blood products throughout the night and continues at this time. The extent of the officer's injuries are such that multiple shipments of blood and blood products were brought in to the Wyoming Medical Center by emergency ground and air transportation in order to replenish the local supplies of life-saving blood donations," McPheeters said.
The volume of blood loss has been slowed, but it continues to pose concerns for the officer's timely recovery, McPheeters added.
Police are not releasing the officer's name at this time, as not all of his family members have been able to join the family in Casper. McPheeters asked for the public's patience and understanding as the officer's name is temporarily withheld.
"The number of persons and organizations offering selfless service in this time of need is humbling and gratifying,” said the McPheeters. “It would be impossible to list all of the persons and organizations that have done so much on our behalf, but we acknowledge their kindness and generosity with sincere gratitude and thanks. We encourage the members of the public to continue their support of our officer, the officer's family, and the Casper Police Department family.”
The officer was shot Sunday in a shootout in the 1400 block of Fairdale at roughly 1:30 p.m. The suspect who was on the other end of the gunfire was killed. His name has also not yet been released.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the case.