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Laramie police officer wounds man - Gillette News Record: Wyoming

Laramie police officer wounds man

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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 12:00 am

LARAMIE - Laramie police say one of their officers shot and wounded a 26-year-old man.

Police say the man, identified as Kevin R. Cook, of Laramie, was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Thursday.

Police say the officer involved in the shooting was treated and released for unspecified injuries at Ivinson Memorial Hospital.

Police say the shooting occurred about 11 p.m. Wednesday when officers responded to a call about a possible auto burglary.

Laramie Police Commander Mitchell Cushman says an officer was assaulted by a man who was shot during the altercation.

According to policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave and the state Division of Criminal Investigation is conducting the investigation.

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