RAWLINS — Police in Rawlins say officers involved in a fatal shooting at a convenience store have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into what happened.

Police Chief Troy Palmer said the shooting happened Wednesday evening. A call came in about a person believed to be selling drugs in the parking lot of a Kum & Go convenience store.

Palmer said there was an arrest warrant for the person. He says police opened fire while trying to take the person into custody.

He said officers gave medical aid but the person later was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County.

Police aren't saying how many officers were involved or providing information about the person killed. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating.


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