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Oglala Sioux tribal police, FBI investigating triple homicide

‘Person of interest’ Elijah West is in custody; also suspect in other shootings, assault on police
The Oglala Sioux Tribe police took Elijah West into custody as a "person of interest" in triple...
The Oglala Sioux Tribe police took Elijah West into custody as a "person of interest" in triple homicide Jan. 5 in Manderson, S.D.(KOTA)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 1:01 PM CST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The Oglala Sioux Tribe police and FBI are investigating a triple homicide that happened last week near Manderson.

The FBI says the three, two men and a woman, were shot in the early morning hours, Wednesday, Jan. 5, inside a home located at 554 BIA 28, Wounded Knee. They were Michael White Plume Sr.; James Graham, 38; and Alma Garneaux, 38.

According to an OST police social media post, a person of interest, Elijah West, is in custody. He was taken into custody at a Manderson home following a search and is currently being held on unrelated charges. That same OST post stated West was also possibly involved in two other shootings: Dec. 6 and Dec. 16; as well as an assault on a police officer Dec. 28.

Formal homicide charges are pending, the FBI said.

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