Rapid City man pleads not guilty in sports bar shooting death

If convicted, the man could face the death penalty or life in prison.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City man, accused of shooting and killing a man at a Rapid City bar and nightclub on February 20, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment hearing today.

45-year-old Timothy Huante is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting 30-year-old Dallas Quick Bear.

The charges stem from an incident where police were called to Teddy’s Sports Grill and Nightclub at around 1 a.m. on February 20.

When officers arrived, they say they found a chaotic scene. Police say they also located Quick Bear, who later died from his injuries.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police say Huante admitted to approaching Quick Bear at a high top table, shaking his hand and then removing the firearm from his waistband and shooting him in the head.

If convicted, Huante could face the death penalty or life in prison.

Huante’s next meeting, a non-evidentiary proceeding, will be held on May 25.

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