RIVERTON — Law enforcement officers say that a Pavillion man pointed a handgun at police before an officer shot him to death on the Wind River Indian Reservation this summer.
Newly released documents say 26-year-old Justin Steele, of Pavillion, was armed with a revolver when he was shot and killed by a Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer on July 29.
The shooting occurred after Fremont County sheriff's officials received a call that a man armed with a handgun had shot out the window of a vehicle near Ethete. Steele was in the vehicle and was uncooperative after a traffic stop.
Law enforcement officers said that the unnamed BIA agent shot Steele with a rifle after seeing him pointing the handgun at officers.