JACKLEY: Police officer-involved shooting in Huron was justified

October 9, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley (pictured) says a Division of Criminal Investigation review shows three Huron Area Law Enforcement Officers were justified in shooting a man who pointed a gun at the officers during an incident that occurred Sept.7th at a Huron residence.

The incident began when local law enforcement was called to a Huron residence where Brian Geeson had threatened to shoot himself with a shotgun. Geeson left his home holding a shotgun and was ordered by the officers to drop his gun. When Geeson pointed his gun at the officers, they fired their weapons.

Life-saving measures were started on Geeson, who sustained serious injuries. He was transported to the Huron hospital and later airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Two of the officers were involved were from the Huron Police Department. The other from the Beadle County Sheriff’s Office.

Test results indicated that both alcohol and THC were found in Geeson’s system. Geeson’s blood alcohol content was .418.