Thermopolis officer involved shooting


May 4, 2023

State of Wyoming

Office of the Attorney General

Division of Criminal Investigation

Robert R. Jones, Director

On April 28, 2023, the Division of Criminal Investigation was contacted by the Thermopolis Police Department and asked to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting. Local Agents and members of the DCI Officer Involved Shooting team responded to the scene, along with personnel from the Wyoming State Crime Laboratory to conduct the investigation.

Agents learned Sgt. Mike Mascorro of the Thermopolis Police Department contacted Buck Laramore (33 years of age) at 1225 Canyon Hills Road #7 to investigate a crime that had occurred earlier in the day. Shortly after making contact with Mr. Laramore, he produced a weapon and shot and wounded Sgt. Mascorro at the residence. Sgt. Mascorro returned fire which resulted in the death of Mr. Laramore. Sgt. Mascorro was taken to the hospital to be treated for his wounds. The investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the Hot Springs County Attorney's Office for review upon completion.


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