Three arrested after Sioux Falls police shoot at suspect

July 13, 2022


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say Sioux Falls police fired numerous gunshots at a man who threatened officers with a shotgun.


Police Chief Jon Thum says no one was hit by the gunshots fired Monday afternoon in a car wash parking lot.


Police responded to a tip about parole absconders, saw a vehicle leaving a home and attempted to make a traffic stop.


Thum says the driver pulled into the car wash lot, made a U-turn and came head-to-head with police.


He says a person in the backseat “brandished” a shotgun and police fired “multiple” shots.


Three people in the vehicle were arrested.