UPDATE: After hours-long standoff, suspect charged with attempted murder, false imprisonment

Teton County residents sheltered in place for hours Tuesday night as officers worked to de-escalate the situation off Spring Gulch Road.
Police are currently blockading both sides of Spring Gulch Road, as officers work to resolve the situation. (Hanna Merzbach/KHOL)

Editors note: An earlier version of this story listed the relationship of the victims to the suspect. To help protect their privacy, we’ve removed it. 

Resources for victims of domestic violence can be found at the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

UPDATE: Aug. 30, 4:00 p.m.

Charges filed in Teton County Ninth District Court state that 23-year old Charlie Lucas fired multiple shots at people on his family’s cattle ranch, who had to run and hide. 

Officers say they negotiated with Lucas for hours to get him to surrender safely. Two semiautomatic firearms were recovered from the property, and nearly two dozen bullets may have been fired.

Lucas is now charged with attempted murder in the second degree, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and property destruction. His bond is set at $500,000.

UPDATE: Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m.

A suspect is in custody following an active shooter incident in Teton County. A shelter in place was issued last night for the entirety of Spring Gulch Road as law enforcement negotiated with the gunman.

A robust number of law enforcement vehicles raced up and down highways in and outside Jackson, shutting down the entirety of the road which runs through a rural and largely affluent part of the county. 

Lieutenant Trevor Aitken told KHOL that several rounds were discharged from a firearm after a domestic issue that evening. Since it was an “active situation” with shots being fired, he said the sheriff’s office enlisted additional resources to help, like calling in Jackson’s police force.

The investigation is ongoing, and the sheriff’s department isn’t currently sharing the status of the suspect — only that he is in custody and the extent of any injuries is unknown. No one else was hurt, Aitken said.

Nixle alerts were utilized to send alerts to resident’s phones and email — informing them to stay in place, away from windows and lock the doors until close to midnight. 

UPDATE: Aug.29, 11:45 p.m.

The shelter-in-place alert in the Spring Gulch Road area has been lifted and residents can return to normal. That’s according to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, which reported the situation involving an active shooter has been resolved.

Spring Gulch Road is slated to remain closed until 12:45 a.m. for investigation purposes.

UPDATE: Aug.29, 10 p.m.

There’s an active shooter in the Spring Gulch Road area. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert telling residents between Highway 22 and Sagebrush Drive to shelter-in-place.

Officers are currently out with a gunman working to resolve the situation.

In their most recent alert, the sheriff’s office said it, “understands that this is a stressful situation for the community and thanks the public for their patience as they work to bring this situation to a safe resolution.”

UPDATE: Aug.29, 9:04 p.m.

“Go indoors, stay away from windows and stay tuned for updates,” the department wrote in a Nixle alert.

The sheriff’s office said they can’t answer questions at this time, as officers are busy at the scene.

Text TETON_WY to 888777 to sign up for free Teton County text message alerts.

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