Rapid City man arrested for Attempted Murder following shooting incident
RAPID CITY, S.D. — 29-year-old Arlen Hatten of Rapid City has been placed under arrest for two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder as the Rapid City Police Department investigates a shooting incident that occurred outside of a residence in the 1700 block of E. Highway 44.
At about 6:45 a.m. on Monday, July 20, police were called to the a residence in the 1700 block of E. Highway 44 for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. A silver passenger vehicle was seen leaving the residence.
Police then saw the vehicle traveling westbound on Omaha Street and pulled the vehicle over. When police approached the vehicle, they found that two of the four occupants had been shot. Emergency first aid had was performed on the injured occupants. Medical units were called and transported both injured occupants to the hospital.
The driver was transported with serious injuries and the front-seat passenger was transported with life-threatening injuries.
After talking with witnesses, police determined Hatten to be the shooter. He was located at a business near Exit 61 off Interstate 90. He was detained and taken to the Public Safety Building to be interviewed about the incident.
Following the interview, Hatten was place under arrest after two counts of First Degree Murder before being transported to the Pennington County Jail.
Police and members of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office continue to actively investigate the incident. Additional charges are pending.