Arrests Made In Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting In Rapid City

Rapid City police arrested 4 people Saturday in connection with a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve that was apparently the result of a robbery attempt.

        21-year-old Elias Richard was arrested for 2nd-degree murder in the death of 31-year old Vernall Marshall of Rapid City

       The other 3 people – 42-year-old Masheka Barnett, 20-year-old Kaleb Lukkes and 19-year-old Clint Marshal – are all charged with aiding and abetting 1st-degree robbery in connection with the shooting,

     The U-S Marshals Service and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrests.

       Rapid City police responding to reports of shots fired around 11:00 PM on Christmas Eve found Marshall lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at a Rapid City hospital.