RCPD and PCSO investigate homicide on Custer Street

UPDATE: The RCPD has released the identity of the shooting victim.

The victim is 39-year-old James Donner of Rapid City.


RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office are now investigating a shooting incident as a homicide after the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

At around 2:30 a.m. Monday, August 3rd, police were dispatched to the area of Custer Street and Dilger Avenue for a report of a male lying bleeding in the street.

On arrival, officers noted the man had received gunshot wounds to the abdomen. He was transported to the hospital, where he was later declared deceased.

The identity of the shooting victim is being withheld until proper notification of next-of-kin can be made.

This is an active an ongoing investigation being undertaken by both the RCPD and the PCSO. As detectives and investigators work to follow up on every lead in the case, law enforcement is asking that anyone with security cameras in the area of the shooting check their footage for the 1:45 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. timeframe for any suspicious activity.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is being asked to contact police at 394-4131. An anonymous tip can also be sent by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

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