Man Arrested after Shooting Officer

CPD  9-25-17

The Cheyenne Police Department has arrested Joseph Jacquez, 27, of Cheyenne following an officer being shot at Jacquez’s residence, 935 W. 6th St.  The CPD responded to a domestic disturbance at that location at about 5:20 p.m. on September 22.  Officers were informed the suspect was armed and the officers were carrying their rifles as they responded.


Jacquez initially approached officers outside of the house.  Officers attempted to apprehend Jacquez and Jacquez tried to retreat into the house, pulling a CPD officer along with him.  CPD officers followed Jacquez into the residence and attempted to detain Jacquez.  During the struggle, Jacquez manipulated a CPD rifle which an officer was carrying by pulling on it and firing it.  The rifle was fired several times and another officer, Lt. Keslar, was shot in the foot. Nobody else was injured during the encounter.  Lt. Keslar was transported to CRMC for treatment and released.


Jacquez’s wife indicated Jacquez had physically struck her several times, including kicking her in the thigh, which prompted her to call 911.  Jacquez was arrested for domestic battery, disarming a police officer and aggravated assault on a police officer.  This case remains under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Department.