Man killed in shootout with police in Rapid City had COVID-19

May 19, 2020

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a Rapid City man who died in a shootout with police last week was positive for COVID-19.

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said Monday that the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Rapid City Police Department confirmed that 30-year-old Anthony Angel was positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Ravnsborg says all police officers and DCI agents who were potentially exposed were tested, and those results came back negative.

A Rapid City police officer shot Angel on Wednesday night after a routine traffic stop escalated into a shootout. Angel died the next day.

The officer who fired has not been identified and was placed on administrative leave. No officers were hurt.