UPDATE: Man involved in deadly shooting in Aberdeen released from custody

November 17, 2023

ABERDEEN, S.D.–The Aberdeen Police Department said that the person who fatally shot another man near the YMCA Wednesday has been released and has not been charged.

Police and EMS were dispatched to the parking area of the Aberdeen YMCA around 12:15 p.m. in reference to a shooting. Officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound on the scene.

Lifesaving measures were attempted on the victim before he was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The suspect was on the scene when law enforcement arrived and was taken into police custody.

Police Captain Tanner Jondahl said, “the person that fired the handgun was still on-scene and cooperated with law enforcement. They were detained for a few hours as the investigation proceeded and the individual was released from the police department.”

Jondahl said that the State’s Attorney’s office could still charge the individual.

The name of the man killed has not been released by police.