March 5, 2021
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man accused in a fatal shooting near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation boundaries has pleaded guilty to murder charges.
Thirty-eight-year-old Phillip Pond entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Rapid City to second-degree murder and using a gun during a violent crime.
Pond is accused of shooting 40-year-old Justin Little Hawk in Pine Ridge on Nov. 22, 2020 after the two argued.
Little Hawk died the following month at a hospital in Colorado.
Pond recently turned himself in at a police station in Chadron, Nebraska.