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Suspect in custody after disturbance in downtown parking garage; no shots fired

Law enforcement vehicles responded to the downtown parking garage on S. Center St. on Monday morning. (Greg Hirst, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — A suspect is in custody Monday afternoon following a disturbance at a downtown Casper parking garage.

Casper Police Department and other law enforcement agency vehicles responded to the location on Center Street for a report of possible shots fired on Monday morning.

CPD Sgt. Joey Wilhelm told Oil City on the scene that police found no evidence of shots fired or of the involvement of firearms.

Sgt. Wilhelm said there had been a dispute between two individuals. One individual punctured the tire of the other’s vehicle and broke the windshield with a knife. Wilhelm said the windshield had already been damaged previously.

The loud echo from metal hitting on metal inside the parking garage may have sounded like gunshots, Wilhelm said.

The suspect was arrested on charges of breach of peace and misdemeanor property damage.

South Center Street was temporarily closed between East 2nd and East Midwest Avenue during the law enforcement investigation, but was expected to reopen shortly.


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