Officer involved shooting death in Rapid City under investigation

May 31, 2023

PIERRE.S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal investigation (DCI), at the request of the Rapid City Police Department, is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred around noon Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

One person has died as a result of their injuries and another person was injured. The officer was not injured.

Attorney General Jackley said DCI is working with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the Spearfish Police Department, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol on the investigation. Attorney General Jackley said the Rapid City Police Department is cooperating in the investigation.

The DCI will process the crime scene, conduct a forensic examination of all collected evidence, interview officers and witnesses, and will review all officer-worn body cameras and video cameras from the area.

After the investigation is complete, the DCI will issue a case report and shooting summation to be reviewed by the Attorney General and the Pennington County State’s Attorney for a final determination on the officer’s action. The release of the summary is anticipated within 30 days.