2 women arrested in connection to fatal Sioux Falls shooting

Christina Haney and Martece Saddler (Photo courtesy of KDLT News)

REXBURG, IDAHO — Two women wanted in connection to a fatal shooting that happened in Sioux Falls this past weekend have been arrested.

According to authorities, Christina Haney, 22 and Martece Saddler, 30, were pulled over on Interstate 15  in Idaho while they were riding on a Salt Lake Express shuttle in Madison County.

The Sioux Falls Police Department issued witness warrants for the women, who investigators believe were involved in a social media argument that may have led to the shooting.

A witness told police that a group of about eight men came to an apartment in Sioux Falls on June 8 to settle the dispute.

They were joined by Larry Carr Jr., who came out to the parking lot to chat with one of his co-workers, who was among the group of men.

At some point, Saddler’s brother, Ramon Smith, allegedly came out of the apartment and began shooting into the group.

Three people were hit, including Carr Jr., who later died from his wounds. The two other men who were injured, ages 20 and 24, were hospitalized — one with wounds to the torso and the other with wounds to the head.

Ramon Smith (Photo from the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office)

Police are still searching for Smith, who is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 260 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached if recognized. Contact the Sioux Falls Area Task Force at 605-367-4268 if you have any information.

Haney and Saddler are currently being kept in custody at the Madison County Jail while they await extradition to Sioux Falls.


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