From a Casper Police Department Release:
The Casper Police Department has arrested a local man on a recommended charge of murder in the first degree.
Around 8:00pm on Friday, March 20th, 2020, Casper Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Maple Street for a report of a shooting.
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Upon arrival to the residence, officers located a deceased adult female. One adult male at the scene was taken into custody without incident. He was later arrested by Casper Police Officers on a recommended charge of murder in the first degree.
At this time, we believe this to be an isolated incident that is domestic in nature with no threat to the public.
This is an ongoing investigation; additional details will be released as they become available.
We ask that the public please avoid the area while the investigation continues.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.Casper Police Department Press Release
An increase in domestic violence has been a concern of local organizations since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Self Help Center’s Jennifer Dyer, ““We know that rising tensions in the home may result in an increase in violence. For those that may be experiencing violence, services will remain available, although the main office will be closed to the public. Locally, the Self Help Center in Natrona County will continue to provide our 24/7 crisis hotline.”
During the COVID-19 crisis, Casper’s Self Help Center will have its main offices closed, but will maintain their 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 235-2814. They will also be seeing people on a case-by case basis.
The Self Help Center will continue to provide over-the-phone crisis intervention, case management, safety planning, assistance with protection orders, relocation assistance, and other advocacy and support services based on each individual case.
The 30-day emergency safe house for those in immediate danger will still be offered.
Other local resources include:
Casper Police Department – Victim Services
Natrona County Sheriff’s Office– Victim Services
Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
- 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)