Attorney General’s Office, DCI release summary of deadly officer-involved shooting in Sioux Falls

May 20, 2022
Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office and Division of Criminal Investigation have released a summary of an officer-involved shooting in Sioux Falls that killed a man.

It happened on March 31st when police were asked to conduct a welfare check on 41 year-old Cody Wade Kelly of Sioux Falls, who was threatening to harm himself.

Officers found Kelly in the bathroom of an apartment holding a knife, and they noted he had several self-inflicted wounds on his arms, and was bleeding.

Police issued verbal commands for Kelly to drop the knife. He refused, and told officers to shoot him.

An officer used a taser on Kelly, which caused him to drop the knife. Kelly physcially resisted arrest, so they tazed him again, which had no effect.

During the struggle with police, Kelly reacquired a knife.

At this point, an officer drew his duty weapon and fired multiple rounds at Kelly, who was struck multiple times.

Medical aid was rendered at the scene. Kelly was taken to a local hospital where he died.