RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — Twenty-seven hours after American Indians ended a peaceful rally in downtown Rapid City that brought awareness to police shooting of American Indians, a young American Indian man was shot to death by a Rapid City officer Saturday evening.
The American Indian man allegedly charged the officer with a knife, according to a news release issued by the Rapid City Police Department. The victim has not been officially identified at this time.
The tragedy occurred inside a dwelling at the Lakota Community Homes shortly after six p.m. Saturday evening.
Witnesses close to the scene indicate four shots were fired. There were no other injuries sustained during the incident, according to the Rapid City Police Department.
The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has been called in to investigate the shooting.
Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. More information will be shared when it becomes available.