3 Arrested, 2 More Sought In Rapid City Shooting Death

Tracy Laughlin, Travis Nelson

      Three people are in custody and 2 others are still being sought in a shooting Friday afternoon at a Rapid City motel that left one man dead of gunshot wounds. 

      The dead man has been identified as 20-year old Jesus Vance of Rapid City while 32-year old Tracy Laughlin and 35-year old Travis Nelson, both of Rapid City, are sought on warrants

       While investigating the shooting, police viewed security video that showed 2 vehicles leaving the scene shortly after the shooting. All the occupants of both were detained and interviewed. 

        Rapid City police investigators over the weekend determined that 5 individuals had some level of involvement with Vance’s death and took 3 of them into custody.

      37-year old Jake Williams had met police when they first arrived at the scene. He had several minor injuries, and was taken to the hospital for treatment..Williams is charged with drug possession and prohibited possession of a firearm.

.     55-year old William Long is charged with 2nd-degree kidnapping, aggravated assault, and possession of a controlled substance while 38-year old Gilbert Reyna faces a count of 2nd-degree aggravated assault. 

    Laughlin and Nelson each have warrants for aiding and abetting both 2nd-degree kidnapping and aggravated assault. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Rapid City Police Department immediately. 

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