The state Department of Justice is offering a more complete picture of the events surrounding a fatal shootout between State Trooper Trevor Casper and bank robber Steven Snyder. The agency on Tuesday released its investigation report and crime scene photos, along with video and audio from the response to the March 24th incident.
Dispatch audio caught the first report of the shooting, calling a “hot stop” with shots fired. Shortly afterwards, an officer reported Trooper Casper’s shooting by referring to his badge number. On audio from a dash cam in a squad car, an officer can be heard screaming at Casper to “stay with us Trevor.”
Video of the actual shootout and some other sensitive materials were not released.
Casper began following Snyder’s vehicle in Fond du Lac because it matched the description of one connected to a bank robbery earlier that day in Marinette County. Snyder had robbed the bank in Wausaukee, then killed Thomas Crist as he was fleeing to a getaway car. He then ambushed Casper while the state trooper was following him.
The entire exchange of gunfire took 17 seconds. Trooper Casper was hit three times and Snyder once. Both died from their injuries.
Officers found about $137,000 in cash inside Snyder’s car, along with a handwritten manifesto.
Affiliate KFIZ contributed to this report.