Rapid City man arrested in connection with shooting investigation
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of Dallas Quick Bear at Teddy’s Sports Grill and Nightclub early Sunday morning.
According to a release from the Rapid City Police Department, shortly before 1:00 a.m. on February 20, police were dispatched to popular night spot for a shooting that had just occurred inside the business. Responding officers encountered a chaotic situation on arrival.
Police officers located a single gunshot victim, later identified as 30-year-old Dallas Quick Bear of Rapid City. Emergency life-saving measures were attempted before a medical unit arrived to transport Quick Bear to the hospital. Police later learned that Quick Bear had died of his injuries at the hospital.
During the course of the investigation, police were alerted to a handgun that had been discarded in the 400 block of 7th Street. Law enforcement reviewed video footage of the area where the gun was left and were able to identify a single individual responsible for discarding the weapon. Police then worked through collected video to establish the individual seen discarding the gun had left 826 Main Street immediately following the shooting.
This individual was identified as 45-year-old Timothy Huante of Rapid City. On February 23, Huante was interviewed by detectives and investigators. Following his interview, he was placed under arrest for First Degree Murder.
“This is a fantastic example of the power of old-school detective work at its finest,” says Captain James Johns, Commander of the RCPD’s Criminal Investigation Division. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of the men and women of the RCPD and PCSO, we were able to identify and locate the individual responsible for this crime. There is still plenty of work left to do in this investigation, but we can rest easier knowing the suspect will now answer for their actions.”
This case has since been handed over to the Pennington County State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.