VIDEO: Sovereign Shoots Cop In Back For Telling Him Toddler Can't Drive

A Casper police officer remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the back.

Casper, WY – A man who considered himself to be a sovereign citizen repeatedly shot a Casper police officer in the back on Sunday afternoon, leading to a gunfight with police (video below).

The unnamed officer was hospitalized with “life threatening injuries,” the Casper Star Tribune reported.

The gunman was fatally shot when police returned fire.

The incident began at 1:36 p.m., when police received a call that a man was allowing children – one as young as three years old – to drive a motor vehicle in a vacant dirt lot.

Two Casper police officers arrived at the scene, and told 38-year-old David Wolosin to stop the vehicle, a witness told the Casper Star Tribune.

Wolosin refused to speak to the officers, and instead made a phone call. He then stepped away from the officers, before he turned and opened fire on them without warning.

“During that contact, the male unexpectedly drew a firearm and engaged the officers in gunfire,” the Casper Police Department said in a statement, according to The Washington Post. “The two officers returned gunfire.”

As the officers sought cover behind Wolosin’s vehicle, the gunman shot one of the officers in the back five times, the Casper Star Tribune reported.

Cellphone footage showed the officers exchanging gunfire with Wolosin, as he laid on his side in the open dirt lot.

Wolosin was fatally shot during the gunfight, and died at the scene.

The children, who remained inside Wolosin’s vehicle during the altercation, were uninjured.

“It was a pretty surreal thing.,” Travis Barker, who witnessed the incident, told KCWY. “Maybe 15-20 shots and it was over.”

The unnamed officer was rushed to the hospital with “life-threatening injuries,” and received multiple blood transfusions, the Casper Star Tribune reported.

He remains in critical condition.

Attorney Don Fuller, who often represents police officers in officer-involved shooting incidents, said that Wolosin “fancied himself as a sovereign,” and refused to recognize the authority of the government.

“That’s what we know so far,” Fuller said. “These officers were left with no choice, and they acted heroically.”

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation was handling the officer-involved shooting investigation, and surrounding agencies provided assistance in handling calls for the Casper police department, city officials said in a press release.

A member of the Casper Police Department has established a fundraising account to assist with the injured officer’s medical expenses, the department said in a Facebook post.

“CPD appreciates all the support the community is showing us during this trying time!” the post read.

The campaign had raised nearly $30,000 as of Tuesday morning.

You can watch cellphone footage of the gunfight in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

Comments (27)
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SueCoop
SueCoop

First, what kind of idiot allows toddlers to drive a car? What is up with this sovereign bullcrap, and where the heck did this craziness come from
? I've seen a few YouTube videos of more of these Sovereign idiots trying to say that they don't have to follows laws and law enforcement directives.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

I am tired of having stupid idiots like this man, think they are above the law. Are we going back to the old west days. The police are handcuffed by people like this and the court system gives them the right. Clean up the justice systems with people with a back bone and follow the law, t
hat are for everyone

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether stricter nationwide gun control laws would have prevented this tragedy.

ScubaMike
ScubaMike

Gun control is not the solution.. criminals and evil will always be there.. It's the rhetoric of the last Administration that's caused the Civil divide Lack of faith in authority... The propaganda that the police are bad... Lack of faith in the United States government fostered a fractionation... Who do you trust... it is a forced chaos and that needs to be corrected! Sure there are good police and unfortunately there are bad police... But the constant bashing, media manipulation has forced more to be unsure then sure...this has to be an united front reestablish decorum eliminate the political correctness and Unite and work to solve as many problems as possible

LAWJAMS
LAWJAMS

The truth is, this guys beliefs are not the issues herein, We all get public safety toddler driving stupid as hell not at issue. People have come to understand you made the people to understand. What is at issues is, how LEO/LE prosecutors/ public defenders judges all play the tamper with governmental records perjury fabricating or withholding evidence crime rule 16. In courts all across this land. The other part is LE/LEO The courts have allowed paid groups like SPLC ADL Russia to drive the freedom movement right from the DOD. The truth is you have allowed compacted international forces being allowed to drive theory. Simple put it targets a suspect classification group of people mainly pour white males. So you are directly reasonable for this and many other conflict murders. THE LAW IS A PIECE OF SHIT. YOUR THE LIVING EMBODY OF IT. BRADY MIRANDA, BROWN VS TEXAS, TERRY STOP MAPP. It's ok you can admit I understand.

gfc1963
gfc1963

How was that video 'graphci' in any way?? Glad the stupid POS got killed. On less sovereign muppet to worry about.

JBo
JBo

What kind of man starts a confrontation and exposes his children to something like this?

JBo
JBo

Burgers Allday: The stupid is strong in this one.

ScottyWM
ScottyWM

LAWJAMS, Are you on drugs?

GerryNance
GerryNance

The vehicle was offroad and a parent was allowing children to drive. I have introduces kids to driving, same as a farmer would allow a child to drive a John Deere tractor. To remove the anxiety. What codes were the officers enforcing offroad? Why can't government allow parents to parent? Does the state own the people's children? Sad it ended as it did, but the parent holds the rights to raise their children. FYI -- I am not a sovereign citizen, I served in the military. I am not hostile to cops who don't infringe on my liberty, but I do not support a police state in a constitutional republic. When a government acts outside the constitution, it abdicates its power to govern and may be abolished per the Declaration of Independence.

godsmack
godsmack

GerryNance. He was not on his own property. That was the problem. So yes, he was in violation.

GerryNance
GerryNance

It looks like an unfenced, open field, well traveled by vehicles and safe enough to drive on. Had it been an fully fenced and gated ENCLOSURE with signs, then I might see trespassing. But, to your trespass claim, would police be called if the kids were not behind the wheel? Do you reach trespass by mere presence of the car or do you add trespass to other behaviors? I'll bet trespass wasn't reported the moment of entry onto the curtilage.

John-Brown
John-Brown

I believe the original call was for children driving a motor vehicle. Based on my experience, after making contact, one of the first questions from the officers was probably, "Is this your property?". After the obvious "No" from this POS, the rest unfolded as it did. There is no overreach by the police. Nobody is violating the Constitution. Police are allowed to enter someone's property to investigate a reported offense. And the use of the word "curtilage" doesn't seem to even apply here. And even if it did, police are still allowed to enter it to investigate the report of a crime.

K9smatter
K9smatter

@Burgers Allday...Seems like your keyboard is programmed for the exact same, canned response for EVERY comment! Do you not know how to spell any other words, or do you not comprehend the differences in the diverse situations?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I only post similar comments so many times because so many police officers (and regular people too) are getting shot, and every time it occurs to me that the tragedy might have been prevented with the right type of gun control. I am not saying that every last shooting would be prevented, but, statistically speaking, a lot of them would, and it helps to have the names and backstories of some of those officers that could have been spared injury, or even death, with better gun control law. Because Blue Lives Matter!

GalvestonGal
GalvestonGal

To the person who said, "I wonder whether stricter nationwide gun control laws would have prevented this tragedy." Yes.... I am sure that that is the one law that this lunatic would have decided to obey. (Do I need to state that this is sarcasm or is that self evident?)

WyoTech
WyoTech

A few things to add to this story... The downed officer is 27yo Jacob Carlson, an Iraq war veteran, the "open field" is a fenced off city park and school playground, no vehicles are allowed for obvious reasons... Those 2 little boys were NOT his children...this took place in middle of a neighborhood in the middle of town.

WyoTech
WyoTech

There is video on the initial responding officers dashcam....glad
the "sovereign" creature died in the dirt right there.

Buzzsaw79
Buzzsaw79

I'm guessing most people don't realize that sovereigns don't recognize local police authority and only recognize the sheriffs authority. They are unpredictable and dangerous to everyone. They don't believe in drivers licenses or insurance.

MrMagoo
MrMagoo

Apparently New Hampshire doesn't believe a DL or vehicle registration is needed in most cases, either. Maybe some of the commonly held beliefs aren't correct. Research Eddie Craig of TX, a previous officer who started researching for himself and sharing what he found. Look up the US Code definitions of "Motor Vehicle, Used for commercial purposes and automobile"

John-Brown
John-Brown

US Code definitions of vehicles are completely irrelevant because vehicular law is almost exclusively state and local, not federal. As has been said before, police don't make the laws. If you don't like them, change your representation. They make the laws.

vastlyamused
vastlyamused

Really? 1) did that POS idiotic bill actually pass?
2) The USC only applies to COMMERICAL motor vehicles used FOR commercial purposes in interstate commerce. Your pick-up truck that you drive on the daily to for daily chores is NOT covered by that Code, nor is it subject to the UCC.

Icabod
Icabod

Or should be.