Deputy shoots man who ran at officers with knife outside Sioux Falls jail
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota's Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a Tuesday, May 21, shooting at the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls.
According to a news release from Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's office, the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday responded to a disturbance reported at the county jail at about 3:05 p.m. CT.
After officers arrived, the release said "the incident escalated." A separate release from the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office said a 44-year-old man was hitting a glass door, which shattered and injured an officer. The subject reportedly threw an object, suspected to be a liquor bottle, at an officer.
He then brandished a knife, which officers instructed him to drop, the release said. He charged at officers and "got within a few feet" before the deputy fired two shots at the subject, who was struck at least once.
The man was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries, the extent of which were not given. The releases also did not detail the officer's injuries.
The DCI will investigate the incident and issue a case report and shooting summary, expected to be released within 30 days. Ravnsborg will review the report and make a "final determination on the officer's action."