A Wyoming police officer is in critical condition in the town of Casper, after being wounded multiple times in a shootout over the weekend.
The unidentified officer of Casper PD was hospitalized after being shot five times by 38-year-old David P. Wolosin on the city’s east side.
While Wolosin was killed in the shootout, the officer is currently fighting for his life.
Natrona County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently handling most of the calls for law enforcement in the city, while Casper PD comes together in support for one of their own.
Multiple shipments of blood were hauled into the state in order to help with the severity of the officer’s injuries with many locals offering to donate their life force and funds, the latter in the form of a GoFundMe fundraiser that has since raised over $33,000.
As for the shooting, however, the work has just begun.
“We are knee deep in this investigation,” Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Commander Matt Waldock told the Casper Star Tribune. “It’s far from over.”
The injured officer -who was assisting a fellow lawman during the shooting- reportedly turned his back, exposing himself to gunfire. He was repeatedly hit in the back while running for cover.
Witnesses at the scene of the firefight say Wolosin had been teaching children to drive when police confronted him. During the engagement, police attempted to use Wolosin’s thin-skinned vehicle as cover.
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