UPDATE: Fourth person arrested in April 9 shooting

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Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 9:29 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 30, 2021 at 4:53 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A fourth person has been arrested in connection to the April 9 shooting at a Rapid City motel.

Travis Nelson of Rapid City was arrested Thursday. Police had been looking for Nelson since the shooting earlier this month at the South Dakota Rose Inn on East Boulevard North.

The 35-year-old was located in Box Elder Thursday afternoon and taken into custody without incident.

Police continue to investigate the shooting and are still looking for 32-year-old Tracy Laughlin of Rapid City. Anyone with any information about her whereabouts should contact police at 605-394-4131. An anonymous tip can also be submitted by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Police say one person is dead and another injured after a shooting in Rapid City on April 9.

Authorities say a call for shots fired around 4:15 at the South Dakota Rose Inn on East Boulevard North.

When officers arrived they say they found one person dead in the hotel and another was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The alleyway behind the hotel is taped off and is an active crime scene.

shortly after authorities located the suspect vehicle.

It was in the area of Nowlin St. and Farlow Ave, about a mile from the crime scene at the hotel.

Police say the individuals in that car fled to a nearby residence.

This is what law enforcement said happened next.

“We have cleared the residence. We have all the occupants outside the residence. We will be spending some time talking to them about the shooting,” Brendyn Medina, Community Relations Specialist RCPD, says

As more details get released we will update you with that information.

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