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CHEYENNE – State authorities didn’t release any more information Monday about the suspect involved in a high-speed chase and officer-involved shooting Friday in downtown Cheyenne.

The chase, which included multiple shots fired at pursuing officers, ended at around 6:30 p.m. Friday with the driver being shot and taken to the local hospital.

No information about the suspect or his condition was available at that time, but police scanner traffic indicated a 20-year-old male had been shot twice by a Cheyenne Police officer. CPD Sgt. Dan Long confirmed the man had two gunshot wounds and was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Three days later, a spokesman for the Wyoming Highway Patrol said he couldn’t release the suspect’s name, age or other identifying information because the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is still investigating the incident.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation didn’t return multiple calls for comment, nor did anyone from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.

CRMC representatives wouldn’t say whether the suspect is still under the facility’s care without providing a name, citing HIPAA protections.

The chase began outside city limits when troopers tried unsuccessfully to stop a stolen vehicle.

After winding its way through downtown at speeds close to 65 mph, the chase ended near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on East Pershing Boulevard.

Long said the chase began on Interstate 25 north of town when Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers tried to stop the vehicle, described on police radio as a black Toyota Camry.

Chrissy Suttles is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s business and health reporter. She can be reached at csuttles@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3183. Follow her on Twitter at @chrissysuttles.

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