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Cheyenne man arrested after shots fired incident

During the incident, Vazquez allegedly pulled a firearm
from his waistband, aimed at an...
During the incident, Vazquez allegedly pulled a firearm from his waistband, aimed at an employee, then turned and fired shots in the direction of several local businesses.(Cheyenne Police Department/Laramie County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 5:03 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - On Saturday, August 7 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Cheyenne Police Officers responded to Wyoming Downs, located at 3617 East Lincolnway, for a report of shots fired.

At the scene, officers spoke with an employee of the business who stated the suspect, later identified as Sergio Vazquez, 20, of Cheyenne, had been asked to leave the building and then threatened staff members with a firearm. During the incident, Vazquez allegedly pulled a firearm from his waistband, aimed at an employee, then turned and fired shots in the direction of several local businesses. He then fled the scene on foot.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect was located a short time later near the intersection of T-Bird Drive and East Pershing Boulevard. During the arrest, Vazquez resisted, but officers were able to safely restrain him for his own protection, and to protect those around him.

Vazquez was transported to the Laramie County Detention Center and booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless endangering, interference with a peace officer, and theft.

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