South Dakota police officer on paid leave after shooting and injuring man who resisted arrest
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials say a Whitewood police officer shot a man who began fighting and resisting arrest at a gas station.
Authorities say the 40-year-old man was taken to a Rapid City hospital Friday with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Whitewood Police Chief Paul Witcraft says said the man began resisting and fighting with the officers, who were planning on arresting him on suspicion of drunken driving.
Authorities say several officers responded and one fired at the man.
Witcraft said the shooting is under review. The officer is on paid administrative leave.