Man Shot in Cheyenne Chase Now Facing Attempted Murder Charges
The 23-year-old Casper man accused of shooting at law enforcement during a high-speed chase through Cheyenne earlier this month is now facing attempted murder charges.
Dominique Childers was originally charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery-threatens with weapon, felony theft, two counts of felony property destruction, felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor property destruction, reckless endangering-conduct and eluding, but the Laramie County District Attorney's Office on Friday amended the aggravated assault charges to attempted first-degree murder.
The DA's Office also charged Childers with two additional counts of felony property destruction.
Court records say Childers was driving a stolen car 115 mph when a Wyoming trooper tried to stop him and his girlfriend, Chasity Jacobs, on Interstate 25 north of Cheyenne on May 3.
Childers failed to pull over, leading the trooper into Cheyenne and allegedly shooting at him multiple times before firing at a police officer.
The police officer returned fire, striking Childers twice, and Childers eventually crashed into the steel fence around the Cheyenne VA Medical Center.
Childers is currently being held in the Laramie County jail on a $100,000 cash bond. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.