Attorney General’s Office investigating officer-involved shooting outside Sioux Falls jail

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A man wielding a knife was shot outside of the Minnehaha County Jail on Tuesday. Less than two hours after the incident occurred, the Attorney General’s Office announced that it is opening an investigation into the shooting.

The incident happened around 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday when, according to Jail Warden Jeff Gromer, a man approached the jail lobby with a glass bottle and began hitting a window with the bottle.

The suspect eventually broke a window in the door of the jail, and then charged law enforcement with a knife.

At that point, a Sheriff’s Deputy reportedly fired two shots at the suspect, with at least one of them hitting the man.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. The Minnehaha County Courthouse was temporarily put on lockdown as a result of the incident.

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says the Division of Criminal Investigation is reviewing the shooting at the request of the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office.

A case report and shooting summation will be produced at the end of the investigation and reviewed by Ravnsborg for a final determination of the officer’s actions. The release of the summary is expected within 30 days.

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