PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed that the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), at the request of the Rapid City Police Department, will investigate an officer involved in the The shooting happened at 10:17 pm (MDT) on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023.
The investigation revolves around an incident where Rapid City police were in an area north of Rapid City after a short chase with one of the men. The subject pointed a gun and the officer shot him.
The officer was not injured.
According to Jackley, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the Meade County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Highway Patrol assisted at the scene.
The DCI will lead the investigation, Jackley said, and he noted that the Rapid City Police Department will cooperate in the investigation.
The DCI will conduct a crime scene investigation, conduct a forensic examination of all evidence collected, interview officers and witnesses, and review all surveillance footage. to take pictures of the area.
After the investigation, the DCI will issue a report on the issues and the shooting charge for review by the Attorney General for a final decision on the action of the officer. The opening of the summary is expected within 30 days.