Natrona County law enforcement set up to apprehend an armed, barricaded suspect around South Wisconsin Street and East 12th Street around 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. (Stew Dyer, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — An anonymous tip given to local law enforcement that a Chicago man with several felony warrants was in Casper led to a stand-off that lasted roughly an hour and a half on Friday, Sept. 8.

The Casper Police Department had been notified that Kenneth K. Doumbia, a 27-year-old from Chicago, was located in a residence on the 1100 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Casper. Officers followed up on the tip and found Doumbia at the address they were given.

Doumbia was ordered by officers to step outside, but he refused. After utilizing K-9 officers to clear the first floor of the building, he allegedly verbally threatened the officers and claimed to have a gun.

As the residence was within a block of multiple public buildings and a main Casper thoroughfare, officers elected to call in the Special Response Team. A perimeter was set up and roads were shut down along South Beverly Street from East 8th Street to East 12th Street.

With the area cleared, officers again ordered Doumbia to exit the residence. Following nearly an hour and a half of negotiation, and the use of gas, officers were able to take Doumbia into custody on three extraditable warrants issued in Illinois, including charges of armed habitual criminal offender, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated fleeing and eluding.