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Family of Shot Wyo. Suspect: 'They Were Meaning To Kill Him'

September 20, 2011  | 

Cheyenne (Wyo.) Police officers fatally shot a 21-year-old man who led them on a pursuit after they attempted to pull him over for erratic driving.

The state's Division of Criminal Investigation is reviewing the shooting of Matthew Carbajal, who was critically wounded and is now being treated at a Denver hospital.

Carbajal's family is claiming the shooting was unjustified. Debra Martinez, his aunt, told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that officers "could have pulled him out and Tased him. They were meaning to kill him."

The officer involved, who has not been named, was placed on routine administrative leave while the investigation is completed.

Source: Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Tags: Cheyenne (Wyo.) PD, Officer Involved Shootings, Vehicle Pursuits


Comments (3)

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MJ Turnbow @ 9/21/2011 12:54 PM

Read the article in the Cheyenne newspaper and the comments posted by local citizens. There are a bunch of f****** idiots in Cheyenne!!!!! Typical scum that can't spell constitution, but are experts on civil rights violations. I include the person at the paper that wrote the headline on the shooting in my use of "scum." The Chief made a good statement and sounds like a stand up guy. He did not throw his officer to the wolves and asked the public to withhold judgement until all the facts come to light. Click on the newspaper article and then post your own comment. Light those idiots up!!!!!!

Susan @ 9/29/2011 8:15 AM

Easy there MJ - I belive I am speaking for the majority of citizens in Cheyenne when I say we are behind our CPD 100%. The Carbajal's in general see themselves as big time gansters and fancy themselves the Mexican Mafia around here. They are are joke, and I would agree so is our local paper. My personal opionion - the ambulance that picked that kid up should have gotten lost on the way to the hospital.

J @ 10/1/2011 10:06 AM

Kudos!!! to both your comments, but MJ there is a difference between citizens and loser gang bang wanna be scum. The idiots at the paper here always jump to conclusions so they have a "story". How I see it, the local law enforcement here NEVER pull over any Carbajal solo. I bet there were three of more officers present. They say he didn't have a weapon? I beg to differ, he was driving a weapon. I can almost gaurentee he tried to run an officer over when he got shot. Use of deadly force, in that scenario, is expected and immediate. How do you "tase" someone if they are attempting to drive over you? All law enforcement goes home at the end of there shift. Not sure if this is what happened but makes sense to me and I am just a nobody flipping burgers in Cheyenne.

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