CHEYENNE – Two teens have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old on July 5, 2021, near the 1500 block of Taft Avenue.

Raymond Sanchez, 16, of Cheyenne has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and Xavier Sanchez, 18, of Casper has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

In July, Cheyenne Police detectives determined that Raymond and Xavier acted together during the homicide. Raymond was arrested on July 10 on unrelated charges and held in custody, while Xavier was arrested on July 15 in Casper on charges related to the case.

Affidavits of probable cause were then forwarded to the Laramie County District Attorney with charging recommendations. Both defendants are now being held at the Laramie County Detention Center.

The date for the preliminary hearing is pending, according to a news release from Cheyenne Police.

Recommended for you

comments powered by Disqus