Burglary suspect shot, killed by Rapid City Police after pointing gun as DCI investigates

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says two Rapid City Police officers fired their weapons at a burglary suspect who pointed a long gun at them.

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RAPID CITY — The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is on scene in Rapid City after an officer-involved shooting left one individual dead.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities in Rapid City responded to a residence in the 700 block of James Warren Drive, just west of the city’s downtown district, after receiving a report of a burglary in progress.

Upon their arrival, Rapid City Police officers encountered a suspect who pointed a long gun at them. According to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, two city officers fired at the suspect, killing the man.

Six hours after the shooting, the DCI announced it was on scene investigating the shooting.

The names of the officers involved, the name of the victim, how many shots were fired and other details regarding the fatal shooting have not been released by the Rapid City Police Department, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office or the DCI.


In a tweet, the DCI said no further comments will be made on the shooting, “as is standard in these situations.” The results of their findings will be released when the Division completes its review.

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