One dead following officer-involved shooting in Rapid City Thursday night

Ois Officer Involved Shooting

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — One person has died after an officer-involved shooting in Rapid City just after 10 p.m. Thursday night.

A Rapid City Police officer made contact with an individual in the area of Surfwood Drive and North Maple Avenue, and the person “took off running from them,” according to a release from Rapid City Police Chief Don Hedrick and Pennington County Sheriff Brian Mueller. An officer pursued the individual on foot, and “a struggle of some sort ensued,” Chief Hedrick explains.

The police officer drew and attempted to use their taser in this struggle, and the individual then pointed a firearm at the officer. In response, the police officer fired upon the armed individual, who was struck and killed.

“I do not have the name or anything at this moment, we are waiting upon next of kin notification to put that information out,” Chief Hedrick adds.

The police officer was not injured in the shooting.

“At this time, it does not appear that the suspect was able to fire any rounds at the police officer, but definitely pointed a weapon at him,” says Chief Hedrick.

The scene was secured and deputies from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office came and took over, and the Division of Criminal Investigation was called to take over the investigation.

More updates will be shared as they become available.

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