Man who died after Rapid City shootout had COVID-19

PIERRE, S.D. – The male suspect who died after sustaining serious injuries in a Rapid City shootout last week tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Monday.

According to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office, Anthony Angel, 30, of Rapid City tested positive for COVID-19. It is still unclear when the man tested positive and if the other two other occupants in the vehicle have also been tested.

All officers of the Rapid City Police Department and agents of the Division of Criminal Investigation who were potentially exposed to the virus were tested over the weekend and the results were negative.

“It is important to note that negative results do not preclude infection with the COVID-19 virus and should not be the sole basis of patient treatment/management or public health decisions, and that follow up testing should be performed according to the current CDC recommendations,” says a release from the Attorney General’s Office.

Decisions to self-quarantine/monitor will come down to each agency’s policy in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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