CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a man accused of firing shots at a Wyoming hospital (all times local):
Police in Wyoming say they’re not sure what prompted a man to fire shots inside a hospital overnight.
Nobody was hurt in the shooting around 1 a.m. Monday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Police say they responded to the hospital’s emergency room and found signs of shots fired in the radiology department. Within 15 minutes they allegedly found 20-year-old Mitchell D. Taylor, of Casper, in a mechanical area of the hospital.
Police Chief Keith McPheeters says police used a Taser to subdue Taylor. Emergency room staff evaluated Taylor before police took him to jail.
McPheeters says police recovered a handgun and are investigating what led to the shooting.
Taylor faces charges including aggravated assault, use of firearm while committing a felony, and felony property damage.
Police say a man is under arrest after reports of a shooting at a Wyoming hospital.
Casper police say people reported hearing gunshots in the Wyoming Medical Center at around 1 a.m. Monday. In a statement, police said responding officers found a man who was taken into custody.
Sgt. Zack Winter told KTWO-AM that the man walked into the radiology department. There were no reports of injuries. Police said they plan to release more details later Monday.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A man was arrested Monday after he fired a handgun inside a hospital, police said.
Nobody was hurt in the shooting around 1 a.m. at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Mitchell D. Taylor, 20, of Casper, faces charges including aggravated assault, use of firearm while committing a felony, and felony property damage, according to police. There was no immediate information on whether he has an attorney who could comment.
Police arrived at the hospital’s emergency room and found signs of shots fired in the radiology department. They took Taylor by surprise in a mechanical area on the hospital campus and subdued him with a Taser, Casper Police Chief Keith McPheeters said in a news conference at the hospital.
Emergency room staff evaluated Taylor before police took him to jail.
Police recovered the gun. They believe Taylor acted alone. His motive was unknown but being investigated, McPheeters said.