Update: One dead following RCPD officer-involved shooting

DCI takes over the investigation of RCPD officer-involved shooting.
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 1:29 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - One of the two men injured in a Rapid City police officer involved shooting Tuesday morning has died. That’s according to a release from the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation, which is looking into the shooting.

The release did not state which of the two men was killed, the person who was shot by a RCPD officer after reportedly pointing a gun at the officer; or the person who came out of the home following the shooting. We are attempting to get more specific information on the shooting.

The DCI typically takes the lead in investigating shootings involving law enforcement. In this case, the DCI is being assisted by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the Spearfish Police Department and state Highway Patrol.

The investigation is expected to take about 30 days. Then a summary of the investigation will be released.

Previous Story

A Rapid City police officer shot a suspect in a no-contact order violation on the 100 block of East Signal Drive around 11:30 a.m., Tuesday. The condition of the person shot has not been released.

The incident began when police were called and asked to remove two male family members from a home on East Signal Drive. At an afternoon news conference, RCPD Chief Don Hedrick said when officers arrived, a man ran from the home. As police were chasing him, he reportedly ignored commands to stop during a foot chase before pulling the gun and pointing it at an officer. That’s when the officer, after ordering the man to drop the gun, shot him. Police did not say how many rounds were fired.

Around the same time, another person came out of the home. Police say he had an injury but did not elaborate on what that injury was.

The suspect had five active warrants and was actively violating the no-contact order.

Because it is an officer-involved shooting, the investigation is being conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

Original Story

Just before noon Tuesday, there was a report of a shooting on the 100 block of East Signal Drive.

The Rapid City Police Department has reportedly blocked off certain areas around Signal Drive. Currently, the RCPD is investigating and going through body camera footage. The RCPD will release a statement later Tuesday afternoon.

We will update you with more information when it comes in.

This is the second shooting in Star Village since Friday. The first one occurred when a 6-year-old boy was shot in the leg. Police are searching for Lyle Blue Legs III in connection to the shooting.