Police officer involved shooting death in Sioux Falls under investigation

April 2, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — State investigators are probing a fatal police shooting in Sioux Falls.

An officer shot and killed a person armed with a knife on Thursday morning.

Police Chief Jon Thum says officers were called to check on the person. The chief says the person confronted officers with a knife.

He says a “physical altercation” followed and one officer fired at the person. Thum wouldn’t disclose the person’s age or gender.

He says two officers sustained superficial cuts during the altercation.

He says the case has been turned over to the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation, which will determine if the shooting was justified.