Fight Over Cigarettes Leads to Shooting, Cheyenne Man’s Arrest
A Cheyenne man could face up to ten years in prison after allegedly shooting his roommate over a pack of cigarettes.
Laramie County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Captain Linda Gesell says deputies were called to 202 Country West Road Space D around 6:15 p.m. last (Tuesday) night after receiving a 911 hang-up call.
"Deputies learned John Hatcher, 25, had gotten into an argument with Brady Davis, 25, over a pack of cigarettes," Gesell said in a press release. "Hatcher drew a pistol and ordered Davis to leave the apartment, but Davis refused."
Gesell says four other adults were present and two of them tried to physically remove Davis from the apartment, but were unsuccessful.
"Hatcher said he felt that Davis was going to punch his fiance, so Hatcher shot Davis in the left hip area," said Gesell. "Davis continued to try and fight so Hatcher took the pistol back to his room, put it away and waited for law enforcement to respond."
Davis was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery. His current condition is unknown.
Hatcher was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 8 at 10 a.m.