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One dead, two arrested following shooting near Red Shirt Table

Suspect reportedly shot himself in the head after pointing gun at police
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Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 12:16 PM CST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - One person is dead, and two others arrested following a chase and shooting involving Custer County and Oglala Sioux Tribe law enforcement officers Thursday afternoon near Red Shirt Table.

A vehicle possibly involved in a previous shooting on the Pine Ridge Reservation was being chased by law enforcement officers when it crashed on Highway 40. A KOTA Territory source says one of the three men in the vehicle got out, pointed a gun at officers and then shot himself in the head. The other two men were taken into custody.

Earlier, an OST officer was investigating a shooting of another man at the Evergreen Community when the suspects took off along BIA roads before ending up on Highway 40 where they crashed. The condition of the man shot at Evergreen is not known.

Agents from the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating.

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