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Former RMA director killed in police shootout
December 7, 2017
Former Rocky Mountain Academy director Scott Addison, 49, was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Cheyenne, Wyoming, after a brief standoff with police. Addison had been charged March 1 in Laramie, Wyoming, where he was living, with 25 felony counts after multiple women accused him of sexual assault and attempted blackmail.

According to a Cheyenne Police Department release, at about 2 p.m. December 6, deputies with the Laramie County Sheriff's Office recognized a truck being driven on the 4700 block of Ridge Road as belonging to Addison, who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant out of Albany County on sexual assault and probation violation charges.

The suspect refused commands given by the deputies and was observed to have a rifle.

The Cheyenne Police Department responded to assist and for approximately an hour, the suspect refused commands to comply with law enforcement on scene. Shortly before 3 p.m., Addison exited the vehicle with a rifle, fired and three officers from the Cheyenne Police Department and a Laramie County Sheriff's Deputy returned fire.

Addison was declared deceased at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. No law enforcement officers were injured. The Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation investigates officer involved shootings and is doing so in this case. The case remains under investigation.
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