Wyoming parks employee shoots 2 men in head, says he was hunting the homeless

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RIVERTON, Wyo. — Police say a Wyoming man accused of opening fire at an alcohol detoxification center is a parks employee of a small town who said he targeted the facility because he was tired of cleaning up after the homeless population.

Riverton police Capt. Eric Murphy said Monday that 32-year-old Roy Clyde made the statement after Saturday’s shooting that left one man dead and another hospitalized.

According to County10.com Clyde said he “was targeting transient people regardless of race.” He first went to a park, but did not see anyone “meeting his criteria,” County10 reports, citing a police affidavit.

He then went to Center of Hope detoxification center in Riverside, Wyo., where “he knew he would find people meeting his criteria.” There he shot two men in the head, killing one and critically wounding the other.

Clyde was arrested near the  detox center and jailed on a charge of first-degree murder brought by police. He does not have a lawyer yet who could speak on his behalf.

Murphy says Clyde is a 13-year employee of Riverton, a central Wyoming city of roughly 11,000 people.

Charges against Clyde haven’t been filed in court yet.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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