Contact Us

UPDATE: Cheyenne Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Police Officer

Cheyenne Police Department
Cheyenne Police Department

A 27-year-old Cheyenne man was arrested Friday night after police say he shot an officer in the foot.

Officer Kevin Malatesta says police were called to a domestic disturbance at Joseph Jacquez’s residence around 5:20 p.m., after his wife called 911 to report he had hit her several times and kicked her in the thigh.

“Officers were informed the suspect was armed and the officers were carrying their rifles as they responded,” said Malatesta.

When officers tried to apprehend Jacquez, who had approached them outside of the house, he grabbed one of the officers and retreated into the house.

“Officers followed Jacquez into the residence and attempted to detain Jacquez,” said Malatesta. “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,” Malatesta added. “Nobody else was injured during the encounter.”

Lt. Keslar was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Jaquez was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, disarming a police officer and aggravated assault on a police officer.

Best of 106.3 Cowboy Country

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 106.3 Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 106.3 Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.