Arrest Made in Wyoming for Alleged Fatal Shooting of Elderly Victim

GOSHEN COUNTY, Wyo. (TCD)Wyoming authorities have arrested a 23-year-old man from Colorado who was wanted for allegedly shooting and killing a 73-year-old man earlier this month.

On November 4 at 12:25 p.m., officers from the Lone Tree Police Department discovered the body of Michael Lohmeier inside his Toyota Highlander, parked in a lot on the 8500 block of South Yosemite Street. Several days later, on November 16, the Lone Tree Police identified James Matthew Neal as the suspect in Lohmeier’s death, stating that he was considered armed and dangerous. Neal was last seen in Colorado Springs.

More than three weeks after Lohmeier’s killing, the Lone Tree Police announced that Neal had been located and taken into custody in Wisconsin. Specific charges were not listed in the records of the Goshen County Detention Center.

According to KDVR-TV, Lohmeier’s sister, Marilyn Lohmeier-Howland, revealed that he was killed when a bullet was fired into the driver’s side window.

Lohmeier-Howland added, “We were told he died fast and were hoping he didn’t know that this was about to happen to him.”

Lohmeier’s phone, wallet, and camera were found in the car, leading his sister to believe that he was not the victim of a robbery.

Reportedly, Lohmeier enjoyed walking around the area where he was killed, sitting in his car, and appreciating nature. Lohmeier-Howland described her brother as a “gentle, fun-loving man” who would “never hurt anyone.”


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