Man found dead of gunshot wound on Sioux Falls street

January 1, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest in a western Sioux Falls neighborhood.

Police responded to a call around 11:43 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a person lying in the street.

Police Lt. Terrance Matia identified the victim as 27-year-old Mitchell James Houchins. Police say Houchins was pronounced dead at a Sioux Falls hospital.

Matia said police are certain it’s a homicide and not a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Matia said a suspect in the shooting is believed to be someone known to Houchins.