Off-duty Colorado officer holds Wyoming teen at gunpoint

Posted at 6:21 AM, Jul 10, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Jackson police are investigating after an off-duty officer from Colorado pulled a gun on a teenager who was running to a bus stop.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports Jackson police are determining if any criminal charges are warranted against the 31-year-old woman after she held the 17-year-old boy on the ground at gunpoint Friday.

Police Lt. Roger Schultz says the woman believed a crime was taking place and intervened. He says the Colorado woman did not have authority to act as an officer in Wyoming unless a felony was committed in her presence or if death was likely.

Police did not release the woman's name.

While the teen was wrongly stopped, he was cited for possession of a controlled substance.