Plea deal reached in fatal Sioux Falls shooting

January 26, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused in a 2020 shooting death has taken a plea deal in the case instead of going to trial.

Twenty-five-year-old Rashaun Guest has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Lamar Hood.

Guest had been charged with first- and second-degree murder along with the manslaughter charge. First-degree manslaughter carries a sentence of up to life in prison.

By taking the plea deal, Guest avoids being possibly convicted by a jury of first-degree murder that has a mandatory life-sentence. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.