Rapid City authorities say one man was killed in a Thursday night shooting and a teen was wounded by a police officer after refusing to put down a shotgun early Friday morning.
The police shooting happened during a traffic stop about 3:45 a.m. Friday when one occupant ran from the car and a second, a 15-year old boy, got out holding a shotgun.
Police Chief Don Hedrick says the teen ignored repeated commands to drop the gun, with the officer eventually firing and hitting him. The officer quickly conducted life-saving measures and the teenager was taken to the hospital. The officer was not hurt.
Chief Hedrick says investigators interviewed 5 other individuals who were in the car and concluded the one who fled the scene is not considered a danger to the public. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is now in charge of the case
The fatal shooting was reported just after 11:00 Thursday night when officers responding to reports of gunshots found a 31-year-old man wounded and lying in the street. The man was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. No other information has been released.