Sioux Falls cop shoots at armed suspect

June 24, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Officials say a Sioux Falls police officer is on standard administrative leave after firing shots at an armed suspect.

Assistant Police Chief Nick Cook says officers were called to the parking lot of a business about 7 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a stolen vehicle.

After officers arrived, Cook says a 31-year-old Sioux Falls man ran from the vehicle while holding a knife, discarded that weapon, then produced a handgun.

Because of a perceived threat, Cook says an officer fired an undetermined number of shots. The officer was not identified.

The man was arrested after struggle with police in the street. No one was injured.