A judge in Rapid City has set bail at $1-million dollars for the man accused of a fatal shooting early Sunday morning in a downtown Rapid City sports bar.
45-year old Timothy Huante is charged with 1st-degree murder in the death of 30-year old Dallas Quick Bear shortly before 1:00 AM at Teddy’s Sports Bar and Nightclub.
The defense had asked for a $100,000 cash surety bond because Huante has 2 daughters and has lived in Rapid City since 1991.
Prosecutors pushed for a million dollar cash bond because of the seriousness of the crime and the possibility Huante might flee if released.
Authorities have offered no motive for the shooting, saying in court records that Huante walked into the bar, shook hands with Quick Bear, then shot him in the face with a pistol. Quick Bear was pronounced dead at a hospital.
In rejecting the defense request for the lower jail, Judge Scott Bogue cited video showing Huante was near Quick Bear at the time of the shooting and later showing him disposing of the gun used in the killing.