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Affidavit: Shots were fired from car window downtown through East Casper

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CASPER, Wyo. — Two men are facing charges after being accused of driving from downtown to the east side of Casper while shooting from the window of a vehicle earlier this month.

Court documents show that both suspects are facing charges of Reckless Endangerment.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office. 

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Casper Police say that at approximately 1:40 a.m. on July 16, emergency dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired and reports of a vehicle speeding away from the area of Walsh Drive in Casper. Upon arrival at the scene, Casper PD says that officers heard multiple shots from the area of Walsh Drive and Crystie Lane.

Affidavits filed by the Casper PD say that officers observed a 2020 pickup truck traveling from the area at a high rate of speed.

“Given the circumstances of multiple reports of shots fired, and a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed [while] attempting to avoid law enforcement officers ahead, a high risk stop was performed on the vehicle,” Casper police officers write in the suspects’ affidavits.

The men were contacted and subsequently searched. One suspect, identified as Adam Rosa, was said to have been in possession of a small North American Arms .22 Magnum revolver with five spent casings still in the cylinder. A second suspect, identified as Jeffrey Roberts, was found to be in possession of a Walther PPQ with one round chambered and four rounds left in the magazine.

A spent 9mm casing was also recovered after it reportedly fell out of the door of the vehicle during the police contact.

Police say that during an initial interview, Rosa denied that either of the men had fired weapons from the vehicle. Instead, police report that Rosa claimed the two had been drinking and upon leaving a bar near Midwest and Ash Streets in Casper, they heard gunfire from elsewhere.

Rosa told police that he and the other suspect had firearms because they went target shooting that afternoon, and that the two men drew their weapons after hearing gunfire. Rosa then said that they left the area in a pickup and that the sound of gunfire followed them.

Another affidavit filed by the Casper PD says that eventually the suspect identified as Roberts told officers that the men had been out drinking and that both of them had fired their guns outside of the window of the vehicle while leaving the downtown area. It was alleged that the guns were aimed either in the air or at building façades.

Both men were taken into custody and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center.

The cases are expected to be scheduled for Preliminary Hearings to see if the charges will be carried over to Natrona County District Court.