A former Laramie therapist charged with multiple sex crimes died Wednesday after a shootout with law enforcement officers in Cheyenne.
Scott Addison was wanted on a warrant for violating the terms of his bond earlier this week. A jury trial for Addison was scheduled to begin Monday in Albany County District Court.
Addison faced one charge of blackmail, one charge of felonious restraint, one charge of possession of a controlled substance and 18 charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to a CPD news release, a Laramie County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description of Addison’s truck around 2 p.m. on the 4700 block of Ridge Road.
Addison refused to exit the vehicle for roughly an hour. Shortly after additional law enforcement officers arrived, Addison got out of the vehicle “with a rifle in his hands,” the release states.
Addison then allegedly fired the weapon, and three CPD officers and one sheriff’s deputy returned fire, hitting him. Addison was then taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, the release states.
CPD Public Information Officer Kevin Malatesta said Thursday they could not release whether Addison died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or from wounds sustained from gunfire by law enforcement.
No officers were injured, according to the news release. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations, which investigates all officer-involved shootings, is investigating the incident.
Addison was sought by authorities after being spotted Tuesday in a Loveland, Colorado, restaurant drinking beer, violating two terms of his bond: traveling outside of Albany County without permission and consuming alcohol.
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