Ketcham, Benjamin

CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Police Department has named a suspect in the Friday night shooting death of Aaron Briggs, 36, of Cheyenne.

Benjamin Ketcham, 31, of Cheyenne, was named as a person of interest in the homicide and currently has a warrant for second-degree murder in connection with this case.

CPD officers responded to the 500 block of Central Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, May 22, and found Briggs had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. Briggs was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Officers determined the shooting occurred at the Lariat Motel, 600 Central Ave.

This case remains under investigation by CPD.

Ketcham had been previously arrested by CPD in July 2018 for fleeing/eluding, not stopping for police, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, not having liability insurance and on a warrant for failure to appear.

He was arrested in April 2019 for misdemeanor possession of a methamphetamine-type drug and misdemeanor possession of a cocaine/heroin-type drug.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ketcham, they are asked to contact the Laramie County Combined Dispatch Center at 307-637-6525.

Isabella Alves is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice reporter. She can be reached at or 307-633-3128. Follow her on Twitter at @IsabellaAlves96.

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