2 teens arrested in Loaf 'N Jug stabbing death

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UPDATE:

The 17-year-old suspect has been identified as Carlos Quevedo of Rapid City.


RAPID CITY, S.D. - Possible suspects are in custody after the murder of a Loaf 'N Jug clerk.

It began as a robbery around 4:40 a.m. Wednesday of the store on Mt. Rushmore Road. Police reports indicate one of the suspects was stealing beer. The employee, Kasie Lord, 45, apparently stepped in to stop the thief when she was stabbed. 

Rapid City Police Department spokesman, Brendyn Medina, said the woman was found in the parking lot with multiple stab wounds. She was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital and has been pronounced dead from injuries.

RCPD Chief Karl Jegeris says there were two suspects involved. Police tracked them to an address in the 700 block of Saint Andrew Street. Cody Grady, 19, has been arrested for Felony Murder and Second Degree Robbery. A 17-year-old boy is the second suspect. A charging decision for the teen will be made by the Pennington County State's Attorney's Office on Thursday morning.

Jegeris says Lord was "brutally stabbed and left to die."

The president of Loaf 'N Jug, Arthur Stawski Sr., released the following statement regarding the death of Lord:

We are deeply saddened by the senseless loss of our associate in Rapid City, South Dakota. We are doing everything we can to help the Rapid City Police Department in their investigation. To protect the integrity of that ongoing investigation, we are referring any other questions to the Rapid City PD.

The investigation is being led by the RCPD with assistance from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. This is the second homicide investigation of 2017. READ ABOUT THE FIRST HOMICIDE OF 2017

NewsCenter1's Kendall Bartley was able to speak with Medina to get more details on the homicide. He calls it a "senseless tragedy." Watch below.

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