Police allege man killed his 3 kids, brother

July 8, 2011 12:12:19 PM PDT
Police say the four people killed in a shooting in southeast Wyoming were the suspect's sons and his adult brother, and the woman wounded was his wife. Police Chief Randy Chesser says officers arrested the suspect after shots were fired Thursday evening at a home in Wheatland, about 70 miles north of Cheyenne.

Chesser identified the suspect Friday as Everett Conant, in his mid-30s. Chesser says Conant surrendered after a short standoff.

He says Conant's wife was shot in the ankle and shoulder but survived.

Chesser didn't identify her, but a hospital spokesman says a woman named Suzette Conant was taken to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and was listed in good condition Friday.

Chesser says he doesn't know if the three boys were Everett Conant's biological children.

The Platte County Sheriff's Department says Everett Conant is in the county jail, but it has no record of whether he has an attorney.

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