UPDATE: Two arrests made in Mitchell homicide

January 11, 2021

MITCHELL, S.D.–Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in downtown Mitchell on Saturday night which left one man dead.

Twenty seven year-old Jose Morales Acevedo and 28-year-old Luis Perez-Melendez were arrested for 2nd Degree Murder in the shooting death of a 38-year-old male victim. The name of the victim is not being released pending next of kin notification.

On Saturday, around 11:07 pm, officers with the Mitchell Police Department responded to an address in the 500 block of North Main Street for a report of a shooting that had just occurred.

On arrival to this address, officers located a male shooting victim in a hallway.

The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation continues.