Deputy sheriff wounded in Cheyenne shooting

Nov 11, 2011

A Laramie County deputy sheriff shot and wounded early Thursday morning has been treated and released from a local hospital.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Gerry Luce says Deputy Sheriff Chance W. Walkama was shot in the side early Thursday. Luce says the shooting happened when Walkama and another deputy went to perform a welfare check on a man at a hotel on the north side of Cheyenne.

Twenty-four-year-old Brian J. Noel of Cheyenne was arrested at the scene. Luce says Noel fired a 9-mm pistol through the door of his hotel room at the deputies.

Laramie County District Attorney Scott Homar says Noel faces two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

A judge set bond for Noel at $100,000 cash. Noel faces a preliminary hearing next week.