Halloween shooter acted out of road rage, according to court documents

*Todd Faass h/t Sheridan County Sheriff's Office* (Sheridan, Wyo.) — At 10:30 p.m. on Halloween, 49-year-old Todd I. Faass was driving on Hwy 335 when he allegedly shot 18-year-old Tyler Lindberg in what appears to be a case of road rage, according to court documents filed yesterday by the State of Wyoming. Faass has been charged with attempted murder in the second degree. His cash bond has been set at $75,000. The penalty for second degree murder is not less than 20 years in prison and a fine of not more than $10,000. According to the affidavit, Sheridan County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call at approximately 10:37 p.m. from a passenger in Lindberg's vehicle. She stated that the driver, Lindberg, had been shot by an unidentified driver in a passing vehicle, and she stayed on the phone with dispatch while Lindberg drove to Big Horn High School, where they were met by EMS personnel and deputies. Lindberg was immediately transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital for injuries consistent with gunshot wounds to his shoulder and neck, according to the affidavit. When he was cleared by medical staff, Lindberg told deputies that he and a friend were on their way up the mountain to a bonfire at around 10:30 p.m. on Halloween. When they reached the base of the mountain up Red Grade and did not see their friends, they decided to turn around, according to the affidavit. As they proceeded down Hwy 335, they saw a vehicle parked along the shoulder near the Hidden Valley Ranch driveway. The vehicle was a pickup and pulled out behind Lindberg. The driver tried unsuccessfully to pass Lindberg, according to the affidavit. As both vehicles approached a sharp lefthand curve near milepost 6.5, they slowed. After the turn, Lindberg planned to let the truck pass him, and as the truck got beside him, he noticed its passenger side window was down. He immediately heard the sound of a gunshot and felt pain, according to court documents. The truck sped away after its driver fired the shot, according to the affidavit. Later, deputies found a bullet in Lindberg's vehicle consistent with being fired from a .45 caliber firearm, according to the affidavit. A traffic stop on Nov. 3 matching a description of Faass' vehicle, provided by a witness to the events on Oct. 31, was made at Coffeen and First Avenue West, according to the affidavit. The driver was identified as Faass, and officers found .45 long colt casings in his vehicle. A later a search produced firearms found at his camper trailer on his mother's property, where he was living, according to the affidavit. #dally