Cheyenne police release bodycam of a hostage situation that turned into a deadly shootout

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The Cheyenne Police Department has released body-camera video from the March 8 fatal shooting of Patrick Flores, 47, in the 5200 block of Fishing Bridge.

Some of the video’s audio has been redacted, a move to protect personal privacy and officer tactics, the department said in a news release. The unedited video will be maintained and provided to the investigating authority.

Cheyenne Police Department officers were dispatched to a reported domestic disturbance at around 6:30 p.m., and were advised that the suspect had a firearm. According to the nature of the call, a heavy police response was sent to the residence in question along Fishing Bridge.

Dispatch relayed that the suspect was shooting the firearm and his wife was heard screaming, the release said.

“Responding officers approached the front door and made multiple announcements, commanding the occupants to exit, but there was no response. A woman screamed from inside and officers breached the front door. As officers entered, they encountered [the suspect] who was shooting his weapon and returned fire,” the release said.

Officers exchanged gunfire with Flores, fatally wounding him in the process. He was declared dead at the scene. No officers were injured.

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