Sioux Falls man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to fire gun at law enforcement
The incident occurred around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.
SIOUX FALLS – A man is being charged with aggravated assault against law enforcement after allegedly making threats and attempting to fire a gun at officers on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Shortly before 3 a.m., reports were made to authorities of a man wielding a gun near the intersection of 12th Street and Duluth in Sioux Falls. The man allegedly fired shots into the air, according to eye witnesses.
The suspect was later identified as Keanan Louis Eagledeer, 25, of Sioux Falls.
According to reports, Eagledeer then turned the gun toward officers, verbally threatening them. He then attempted to shoot at officers, however, his gun jammed.
Eagledeer was taken into custody shortly after.
In a press conference on Monday, Officer Jon Thum said, “Reports show no indication that the gun used in the incident was stolen or not.”
Thum also indicated he did not know if drugs or alcohol were involved.
“The question always prevalent in situations like this is ‘why?’” Thum during the press conference. “Unfortunately, we don’t always get an answer to that question and this is one of those cases.”
No injures were reported.
Eagledeer was charged with aggravated assault against police officers, a Class 2 felony. If convicted, he could face up to 25 years in prison and be fined up to $50,000.