Man wanted in connection to fatal Sioux Falls shooting arrested

Ramon Deron Smith. Photo from the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Authorities have arrested Ramon Deron Smith, wanted in connection with a fatal Sioux Falls shooting that resulted in three people being hospitalized.

Smith, 34, was located at a residence in Minneapolis by the U.S. Marshals Service North Star Fugitive Task Force, KDLT news reports.

Two women also wanted in connection with the shooting were arrested on June 13 in Idaho.

Christina Haney and Martece Saddler (Photo courtesy of KDLT News)

Authorities say they believe Christina Haney, 22, and Martece Saddler, 30, were involved in a conflict over social media that may have sparked the shooting. Saddler is the sister of Ramon Smith.

The two were pulled over on Interstate 15  in Idaho while they were riding on a Salt Lake Express shuttle in Madison County. They were taken into custody to await extradition.

A witness told police that the shooting happened when a group of about eight men came to an apartment in Sioux Falls on June 8 to settle a dispute.

They were joined by Larry Carr Jr., who came out to the parking lot to chat with one of his co-workers, who was among the group of men.

At some point, Smith allegedly came out of the apartment and began shooting into the group.

Three people were hit, including Carr Jr., who later died from his wounds. The two other men who were injured, ages 20 and 24, were hospitalized — one with wounds to the torso and the other with wounds to the head.

Smith has been transported to the Ramsy County Jail and is awaiting extradition for his initial court appearance.

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