South Dakota DCI investigating death of man in Pierre

April 3, 2023

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into the death of a 32-year-old man that occurred Thursday afternoon in Pierre.

At about 5 p.m., law enforcement responded to a call of a vehicle driving erratically on Fourth Street. It also was reported that the driver was brandishing a firearm.

Traffic was shut down in that area and officers approached the parked vehicle. The driver was found deceased of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No foul play is suspected. Law enforcement was not on scene when the driver apparently took his own life.

Other agencies involved were Pierre Police Department, Hughes County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response, and Hughes County Coroner’s Office.