Man killed in shooting in Riverton

2010-05-03T14:35:00Z Man killed in shooting in RivertonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 03, 2010 2:35 pm  • 

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Police in Riverton are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred over the weekend.

Police say the shooting happened around 3 p.m. Sunday outside a home at a trailer park in southeast Riverton.

Riverton Police Capt. Eric Murphy says 29-year-old Leroy Hoster, of Riverton, was shot six times with a handgun. He died at a hospital a short time later.

An autopsy is being done.

Police took a person into custody but declined to release his name. Murphy says the person in custody had called police to report the shooting. He describes the suspect and the victim as acquaintances.

Murphy said Monday that police have recovered a handgun. The shooting remains under investigation.

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