October 28, 2021
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) —Sioux Falls police shot and killed a man who charged them during a standoff this (Thursday) morning in the 400 block of North Garfield Avenue in that city.
That’s according to Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens.
He said at 7:34 a.m., two adults and a juvenile went to the hospital with stab wounds. The hospital called then police.
About 7:50 a.m., the first officer arrived, followed by a SWAT team and a negotiator a few minutes later. Clemens says it’s standard practice to activate both to try to end standoffs safely for all involved.
After about an hour of negotiations with the suspect, police say he charged authorities, and he was shot and killed.
Clemens says the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) will investigate the officer-involved shooting.
Clemens also said authorities are working through the incident and will provide more information later about the suspect and the victims.
He says at one point, authorities smelled gas and called in utility companies.
Clemens says he’s not sure when the last officer-involved shooting was in Sioux Falls, but he thought it was “years ago.”
It is standard practice for officers involved in deadly shootings to be placed on administrative leave, and for DCI to conduct investigations into those shootings to determine whether or not they were justified.