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A Fremont man was arrested Dec. 23 in Cheyenne, Wyo. after police say he shot a man in the chest during an altercation.

At approximately 7:50 p.m, officers from the Cheyenne Police Department responded to 5419 Imperial Ct. in regard to a disturbance involving shots fired, released information from the department says.

An investigation determined Timothy D. Leners, 49, was at the residence visiting Joyce Trout, a 45-year-old female. Leners allegedly got into an argument with Joyce Trout’s husband, 53-year-old Chris Trout. The fight became physical and continued outside the residence. While fighting outside the residence, Leners pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot Trout in the chest, police said.

Trout was transported to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center by ambulance for a gunshot wound, and is expected to recover. Leners was located by officers standing outside his vehicle across the street from the residence. A 9mm handgun, believed to be the weapon used to shot Trout, was located in Leners’ vehicle. Leners was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, and subsequently transported to the Laramie County Jail.

Marti Sleister, Deputy County Attorney of Dodge County, said a database check of Leners didn’t reveal any Dodge County convictions within the past 10 years.



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