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Dakota Digest August 5, 2016

Aug 5, 2016
SDPB

This week, school officials are calling for tweaks to teacher pay legislation. Also, School Administrators are reflecting on the Harrisburg school shooting from last year. And a wind cave ranger celebrates 50 years with the National Park Service. All of this and more on this week's episode of Dakota Digest. 

Kealey Bultena

Last fall a student shot and wounded the principal at Harrisburg High School.  Last week school officials looked back to evaluate the safely plan used during that event.

They shared what changes they’ve made at the school during the Associated School Board and Administrators Convention in Sioux Falls August 5th. 

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A Sioux Falls Police officer says a weekend shooting involving federal authorities is one example of local law enforcement collaborating with other agencies. The FBI is leading an investigation into a South Carolina murder suspect killed by a US Marshal Saturday in Sioux Falls.  

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A 19-year-old Sioux Falls man is dead after a weekend shooting that involved drugs and alcohol. Officers say Mikael Ashame died early Saturday morning from a gunshot wound. The man who shot him is in custody, and authorities arrested another person who owns the gun.

Sioux Falls police officials say they responded to a shooting first as a 911 hang up. Someone said a man shot himself, and another story was a man in a ski mask came in and shot someone. The investigation shows one man is dead following an accidental shooting.

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A Harrisburg High School student is in custody after police say he brought a gun to school and shot the principal. Authorities stress all students are safe and the principal is stable. Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are collaborating on the investigation. The Lincoln County States Attorney is determining what charges the teenager faces.

High school students piled onto bright yellow school buses late Wednesday morning after law enforcement swept the building for threats. 

SD Attorney General's Office

The National Association of Attorneys General has a new president. It’s Marty Jackley. South Dakota’s AG now leads the group of people from all 50 states, Washington, DC and United States territories. Members held the election at this week’s annual conference.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he already has the priority for his year-long leadership: policing in the 21st century.

A weekend shooting left one man dead and another person in custody for manslaughter. Saturday night 32-year-old Leon Paulson died after he was shot.

Authorities say 22-year-old Brady Hooker is accused of shooting and killing a man at his home in Lemmon, South Dakota during an argument that escalated. Hooker faces first-degree manslaughter.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says the difference between murder and manslaughter charges mainly applies to intent.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Officials have released the names of people involved in Thursday’s shooting at a Lennox business. Police say the shooter argued with a Sioux Steel Pro-Tec worker at 9:30 a.m. He came back with a gun that afternoon.

Law enforcement officials say 45-year-old Jon Richter of Lennox was shot and killed Thursday while he was working in an office area at Pro-Tec around 2 p.m. Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says, that morning, the shooter argued with Richter about a trailer that needed to be driven to another state before the shooting in the afternoon.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

At least one person is dead in a shooting at a southeast South Dakota business. It happened Thursday afternoon in Lennox. Police are withholding the names of three people hurt in the shooting and the identity of a body found in a burned semi truck a few miles from town. 

At about 2 p.m. Thursday, the sole police officer on duty in Lennox responded to a call in the town’s industrial park. In the Pro-Tech building owned by Sioux Steel, law enforcement from several agencies found two people shot and a third physically assaulted by a gunman.

Police Shooting In Beresford

Jan 15, 2015
Larry Rohrer

Authorities say police in Beresford shot and injured a 21 year old man after being called to a local residence Thursday afternoon.

Law enforcement shut off some streets around the incident while they conducted an investigation into the shooting.   

Christopher Lee Heuer of Sioux Falls was shot in the incident.   The extent of his injuries are unknown.  

State law enforcement officials are investigating and will release a report.

Rapid City Police Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting

Jun 5, 2014

A Rapid City police officer shot and killed a man during a traffic stop Wednesday night. Police pulled an ATV over, but the operator, Harold Murphy, reportedly ran from the stop. After Murphy was tackled by a police officer he brandished a hand gun and began firing shots. Officer Jerrell Lewellen returned fire and killed Murphy. Interim Police Chief Karl Jegeris says it’s an unfortunate incident, but he’s relieved no one else was killed or injured.

Four men are in custody following Monday afternoon's shooting in Sioux Falls. Jordan LeBeau, 20, was killed and his father was injured in the shooting.   Two of the suspects were located Tuesday morning near Dell Rapids while the other two were arrested in Watertown later Tuesday afternoon. Brian Anderson, 18, and Trevor Kruthoff, 17, are being charged with murder. Sam Clemens with the Sioux Falls Police Department says there was a motive.

Officer Shot During Standoff In Pierre

Nov 1, 2013

A Pierre police officer was shot during a Thursday night standoff. 27 year old Jason Todd Garreau is the alleged shooter and is now in custody in the Hughes County Jail. He is also a suspect in an ongoing federal investigation.
 

Pierre Teen Fatally Shot

Dec 19, 2012

*UPDATE: Hughes County State's Attorney Kelly Marnette says the suspect is being charged as an adult. Authorities say Williams and the suspect were arguing over a past paintball incident before the suspect shot Williams in the chest with a semi-automatic shotgun.

Gun Sales In South Dakota

Dec 18, 2012

SDPB Director of Radio Joe Tlustos and SDPB news producer Charles Michael Ray recently spent time visiting gun retailers in South Dakota and visiting with their employees.  They consistently found that gun sales are up and that sales people are much busier than normal.  Tlustos and Ray discuss the trend in light of last Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, as well as the trending media conversation on gun control legislation.

Social Media In Reporting

Dec 18, 2012

Jeff Sonderman, Digital Media Fellow at the Poynter Institute, discussed how people are using social media to report, discuss and debate Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  He remarked about initial reports in both social and conventional media that were incorrect.  Sonderman specializes in writing about and training journalists in mobile news platforms, social media and digital journalism.  He also teaches a digital journalism course at Georgetown University.

Early this morning Rapid City Police responded to a shooting in North Rapid City. Police officers found a 21-year-old male on scene with three gunshot wounds, he died at the scene. In addition, a 69-year-old male was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Tarah Heupel is with the Rapid City Police Department.

Kealey Bultena

Sioux Falls police have released details of Tuesday afternoon’s deadly shooting. Police say gunman 38-year-old Tyrone Smith spent Sunday night in jail after strangling a woman at their home. She got a protection order against him for herself and their children. But Smith violated the order on Tuesday and killed a woman.

Sioux Falls authorities say Smith showed up at his children’s babysitter’s home on Tuesday afternoon, even though he wasn’t supposed to be near the kids. He showed the babysitter a gun, tied her to a chair and took the children. They’re both under the age of two.

Kealey Bultena

Two people are dead after a gunman shot a woman in Sioux Falls and later turned the gun on himself. Police say Amanda Connors died after the man shot her while she was inside a car in a strip mall parking lot on 41st street. Police haven’t released the name of the suspect, but they confirm he is dead. 

Sioux Falls police say a gunman took his two children from their babysitter at gunpoint, then wound up at a Sioux Falls Cost Cutters where the children’s mother works. Sergeant Loren McManus says another employee, Connors, died after the man shot her in the parking lot.