Fatal motel shooting in Rapid City apparently drug related

April 15, 2021

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police believe a fatal shooting at a Rapid City motel earlier this month is drug related.

Five people have been charged in connection with the shooting on April 9 at the South Dakota Rose Inn, but so far none of the charges included homicide.

Police say Jesus Vance was found dead in one of the rooms at the motel and one of the defendants was found outside with multiple cuts to his head.

Three of the five charged are in custody.

Charges currently filed include aiding and abetting second-degree kidnapping and aggravated assault.