2 fatal shooting suspects apprehended near Porcupine

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RAPID CITY, S.D. - The latest on a shooting in the 600 block of East Boulevard North. COURT PROCEEDINGS

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Oct. 6

Maricelo Garcia and Cierra Walks, suspects a fatal shooting on East Boulevard North on Oct. 4, have been captured near Porcupine, S.D.

The Rapid City Police Department announced the news Friday evening. The two were apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service shortly after 4 p.m. Garcia and Walks were located hiding in the rugged terrain southeast of Porcupine. 

The RCPD would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Black Hills Fugitive Task Force, and the Department of Homeland Security for their dedicated assistance in locating these two fugitives.

“This case should serve as a clear example the high level of inter-agency cooperation we employ in South Dakota,” says Captain John Olson, Commander of the RCPD’s Criminal Investigation Division. “And for anyone who chooses to flee from justice, know that we will not stop until you are found.”

Garcia and Walks will be placed into the custody of the Pennington County Jail as police continue to actively investigate this case.


Oct. 5

The gunshot victim has been identified as 20-year-old Clinton Farlee of Rapid City.

Warrants have been issued for Maricelo Garcia and Cierra Walks. Garcia is wanted for first-degree murder, and Walks is wanted for accessory to the crime of first-degree murder. 

Detectives continue their search for Garcia and Walks. They've found the Oldsmobile Bravada the two were thought to be using (pictured below).

Again, both suspects may be armed and the public should not approach them.


Oct. 4, 8:35 p.m.

The victim died of his injuries tonight at Rapid City Regional Hospital, turning the incident into a homicide investigation. His identity is being withheld until his next-of-kin can be notified.

Police are now looking for two, possibly armed suspects, identified as 21-year-old Maricelo Garcia and 19-year-old Cierra Walks. Police say the two Rapid City residents are just wanted for questioning.

They may be associated with an early 2000s white Oldsmobile Bravada, possibly with temporary paper dealer plates.

Police warn the public that these two suspects should not be approached.


4:35 p.m.

The gunshot victim is in critical condition.


4:15 p.m.

Rapid City Police Department Community Relations Specialist Brendyn Medina said police responded to 625 East Boulevard North around 2:10 p.m. for a report of a gunshot victim. 

Medina said a man was shot in the doorway of the residence by another man. And that suspect is said to have known the victim.

Police are receiving conflicting reports about the suspect's vehicle description. The public is encouraged to report anything suspicious to police at 605-394-4131 or by sending an anonymous text to 847411. Be sure to include 'RCPD' in the text message.


2:50 p.m.

The Rapid City Police Department is searching for a suspect in a shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon in the 600 block of East Boulevard North.

Police say one victim was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital, and the matter is under investigation.

This is a developing story. Keep checking back for updates.

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