June 16, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general has concluded a fatal shooting by Rapid City police last month was a justified use of deadly force.

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (pictured) and the state Division of Criminal Investigation on Monday released a summary on the death of Anthony Angel.

The 30-year-old Rapid City man was killed May 13 after police stopped a vehicle that was under surveillance for possible illegal drug activity.

According to the summary, Angel, a passenger in the vehicle, got out, backed away from officers and aimed a handgun at them. It says shots were exchanged and Angel was hit.

He died the following day at a Rapid City hospital.