Rapid City man arrested in connection with fatal shooting

Hopkins WilliamRAPID CITY, S.D. – Police said they arrested 28-year-old William Hopkins of Rapid City on Monday in connection with the November 20 shooting death of 28-year-old Jon Walter II.

On November 20, police were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of North 7th Street for a report of an individual who had been shot. Upon entering the residence they found Walter II deceased with a gunshot wound to the torso.

Following an investigation, Hopkins was taken into custody in the evening hours of December 27 and booked into the Pennington County Jail for the offense of Second Degree Manslaughter, police said.

This case was investigated with the assistance of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and has since been handed over to the Pennington County States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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