Custer County Sheriff’s Deputy involved in shooting
CUSTER, S.D. — Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, a Custer County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a 911 call within the city of Custer from a female who disconnected the call before any information could be obtained.
According to Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley, the Deputy arrived at the residence, knocked on the door, and announced himself before being ushered into the residence by an adult female. Upon entering, the Deputy was met by an adult male holding a firearm. Both the Deputy and female caller directed the man to drop the weapon, however, he instead raised the firearm and pointed it at the Deputy.
The Deputy then discharged his weapon, hitting the male. Medical care was provided until an ambulance arrived on scene. The male was transported to Monument Health; his condition has not been released at this time.
The Deputy, who was not injured during the incident, was placed on administrative leave in accordance with department policy.
The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office were contacted to conduct an investigation into the incident. Body camera footage has been provided.