Arrest made after Huron police officer fired upon during attempted traffic stop

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are looking for a 20-year-old man accused of opening fire on a police officer during an attempted traffic stop in Huron.

A release from the Huron Police Department says the incident happened Friday night, after an officer activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

Police say one of the passengers fired numerous shots from a handgun before the vehicle fled the scene. The suspect vehicle eventually crashed into a snowbank and the occupants fled on foot. The juvenile passenger was later apprehended.

The shooter, 20 year-old Sa Law Htay, is also in custody and is charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault Against a Law Enforcement Officer.