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Police Send Evidence to State Lab

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More than a dozen law enforcement officers converged on Cottonwood Park today in the continuing investigation into yesterday’s shooting of 19 year old Clancy Shaffer of Jackson. Using a metal detector, detectives collected evidence at the scene and from the Shaffer residence. Detectives sent some evidence to the state crime … Continue Reading

Police Search for Evidence and Shooter

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The search continues for an alleged gunman who shot and injured a young Jackson man yesterday afternoon near his home in the Cottonwood Park Subdivision. Officers returned to the area today to look for more clues.
Police made a public announcement that they would be in the area again to search for evidence but wanted residents to know that the police presence was not a sign of danger in the area.

Police are now identifying the victim as 19-year-old Chancy Shaffer. Police Chief Todd Smith says the shooting was reported shortly before 1:30 pm as the father of the victim was driving him to the hospital for treatment. Smith says police responded to both the hospital and the residence – checking the residence for any other possible victims and determining where the shooting took place.

Today Smith says police are trying to determine the identity of the attacker through leads generated by the investigation and tips the police have received from the public. The attacker was described as being fairly young and wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, and a bandana over his face. Smith says at this point, investigations lead police to believe the shooting was not random.

Gunman Sought

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The search continues for an alleged gunman who shot and injured a young Jackson man yesterday afternoon near his home in the Cottonwood Park Subdivision. Police are now identifying the victim as 19-year-old Chancy Shaffer. Police Chief Todd Smith says the shooting was reported shortly before 1:30 pm as the father of the victim was driving him to the hospital for treatment. Smith says police responded to both the hospital and the residence – checking the residence for any other possible victims and determining where the shooting took place. Due to the proximity of the incident to the schools, Smith said it was determined the schools should be locked down as a precaution. When the shooter was not located and the area was determined to be clear, the students were released from lockdown. Today Smith says police are trying to determine the identity of the attacker through leads generated by the investigation and tips the police have received from the public. The attacker was described as being fairly young and wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, and a bandana over his face. Smith says at this point, investigations lead police to believe the shooting was not random.

Search Warrant in Shooting Case

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Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith said that a search warrant was executed yesterday evening at the home of the victim of a shooting in Jackson. Police didn’t indicate that the search yielded much information, but they did say the search was still underway for a suspect in the case.

The incident occurred about 1:30 pm Tuesday in the Cottonwood Park area of Jackson. The 19 year-old was apparantly shot within 750 feet of his home. He was able to get back to his house and told his father that he had been shot.

He was taken to the St. John’s emergency room for treatment and later flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. There is no update on his condition.

At this time, Smith said the shooter remains at large. He was described as a young male, wearing a black hoodie and a black bandana over his face – and possibly wearing sunglasses at the time. The suspect is said to have fled on foot carrying a silver-colored handgun. Police are seeking information about the suspect and Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual. Reports may be phoned to 733-2331 or Crimestoppers at 733-5148.

If you see the suspect, do not approach.

Shooting Investigation Continues

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There’s no word on the condition of a 19-year-old shooting victim from Cottonwood Park who was flown to Idaho Falls yesterday for further treatment of his injury. Police have asked that his name be kept confidential. The incident took place sometime after 1:30 pm and prompted the lockdown of all area schools until about a half-hour after normal dismissal time. Officers responded immediately from both the police and sheriff’s department. At this time, however, the alleged shooter remains at large. He was described as a younger male, wearing a black hoodie and a black bandana over his face – and possibly wearing sunglasses at the time. The suspect is said to have fled on foot carrying a silver-colored handgun. Police are seeking information about the suspect and Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual. Reports may be phoned to 733-2331 or Crimestoppers at 733-5148.

School Bill Allots Money

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The Wyoming House of Representatives are considering a bill that would restructure the way school districts receive funding derived from property taxes within their own counties. Under the current system, Representative Keith Gingery explains that the money received is placed into one general fund and then re-distributed based upon the number of students in that district. Gingery points out that this is one of the most important bills that will directly affect Teton County this year. Gingery was successful on amending the bill to benefit the Dubois School District as well, which is also part of his district. The Gingery amendment expanded the small school district definition from 147 students to 243 students, which will provide extra funds to Dubois Schools. Major discussions have centered around transportation issues. Transportation costs are reimbursed at 100% to school districts. Gingery says another bill is still pending which would increase the money available to Teton County for its English Language Learners program.

Streeper Still Leads

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“Bud” Streeper remains in the lead for the fourth day in a row as the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race continued in the Big Piney/Marbleton area. Aaron Burmeister of Alaska has moved into second place while Anna Bjorklund who was in second place has fallen to fourth place now. As the racers make … Continue Reading

300 Bison Detained

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A group of about 300 bison was hazed into the Stephens Creek bison capture facility on Monday after they wandered nearly 10 miles during the night onto private and public land north of Corwin Springs on Saturday and Sunday. Last week, 88 bison had been released from the facility and moved south into the park. Stephens Creek which is located inside the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park, northwest of Gardiner, Montana, is operated under the Interagency Bison Management Plan. Under that plan, bison can be captured at the capture facility when hazing bison back into the park becomes unsafe or ineffective. Captured bison will be tested for exposure to brucellosis and seropositive bison will be shipped to slaughter with meat from bison to be distributed to tribal groups and regional food banks. Seronegative bison will be held in the facility for spring release back into the park.

Shooting Investigation Continues

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There’s no word on the condition of a 19-year-old shooting victim from Cottonwood Park who was flown to Idaho Falls yesterday for further treatment of his injury. Police have asked that his name be kept confidential. The incident took place sometime after 1:30 pm and prompted the lockdown of all area schools until about a half-hour after normal dismissal time. Officers responded immediately from both the police and sheriff’s department. At this time, however, the alleged shooter remains at large. He was described as a younger male, wearing a black hoodie and a black bandana over his face – and possibly wearing sunglasses at the time. The suspect is said to have fled on foot carrying a silver-colored handgun. Police are seeking information about the suspect and Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual. Reports may be phoned to 733-2331 or Crimestoppers at 733-5148.

Shooting Victim Flown to Idaho Falls

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The victim of a shooting today in the Cottonwood Park was flown to Idaho Falls for treatment at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. No update on his condition nor identity was available from authorities.
Police are still looking for a suspect described as a younger male wearing a black hoodie and black bandana on his face. He was also wearing dark sunglasses.
The suspect fled on foot and was seen carrying a handgun.
If you see the suspect, do not approach as he is armed. Contact Police at 733-2331.

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