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Officer shoots 19-year-old after pursuit, AG's office says

RAPID CITY--The South Dakota Attorney General's Office is investigating an "officer-involved shooting" following a vehicle pursuit in western South Dakota.

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RAPID CITY-The South Dakota Attorney General's Office is investigating an "officer-involved shooting" following a vehicle pursuit in western South Dakota.

Authorities say 19-year-old John Lorenzen, of Rapid City, died at the scene after a Pennington County deputy fired his duty weapon at the subject at approximately 12:17 p.m. Friday.

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office attempted to initiate a traffic stop near South Dakota Highway 79 and Old Folsom Road in Rapid City. A pursuit ensued through Box Elder and Rapid City.

At the completion of the investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation will issue a case report and shooting summation to be reviewed by the Attorney General for a final determination on the officer's action. The release of the summary is anticipated within 30 days.

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