Stolen vehicle leads to shooting incident in Meade County
UPDATE– 2:40 pm
Rapid City Police Department have placed a suspect under arrest in conjunction with a stolen vehicle report from Sunday afternoon.
29 year-old Jasmine Hoof was charged with a DUI. driving without a license, and grand theft.
The vehicle was stolen from the 600 block of Lindbergh Avenue, with law enforcement receiving a call around 2:00 pm. The vehicle was later found around 4:00, at the intersection of Fifth Street and Fairview Street.
Law enforcement officials met with the owner shortly after at the Deadwood Avenue Pilot station, where the initial report of the stolen vehicle was taken.
According to Ron Merwin with Meade County Sheriff, no charges are being filed on the friend of the owner, as officials have declared he acted out of self-defense.
RAPID CITY, S.D.– Law enforcement officials from the Rapid City Police Department and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired related to a stolen vehicle in Rapid City Sunday afternoon.
According to Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin, a Rapid City resident reported their vehicle stolen and was trying to locate it with a friend. During the search, the two were on Elk Vale Road just north of the county line where they saw the vehicle.
The owner and the friend tried to make contact with the driver, but they say the driver continued toward them. Fearing being run over, the friend of the owner fired multiple rounds at the vehicle.
Rapid City Police located the vehicle and Meade County officials spoke to people involved at the Deadwood Avenue Pilot Station.
The incident is still under investigation as Meade County officials weigh the possibility of self-defense by the person who fired the gun.