Morning Meeting: Police Investigate Shooting

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8:57 am
By: Karen Sherman
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It’s a busy day in the newsroom as our reporters work on several stories that are already developing today.

Overnight in Sioux Falls, a call for a suicidal person led to a shooting in an east side neighborhood. The man was walking around with a gun and police say he pointed it at them and fired it. They shot back, killing him. And it all happened while neighbors slept in their homes. Police expect to release more information during the daily 10:30 a.m. police briefing. We’ll stream that live on KELOLAND.com and Shawn Neistetad will bring you the details throughout the day on KELOLAND News. And Kelly Bartnick was out in the neighborhood this morning and talked to some people who heard the shots and say they sounded like fireworks.

The South Dakota Supreme Court also just released its opinion on what should happen to a Rapid City judge who was accused of misconduct. The justices decided Judge A.P. Fuller should either retire or be put on probation for his actions. We’ll also take you through the decision later today on KELOLAND News.

Carbon monoxide problems caught up with some hockey players in Sioux Falls earlier this week. Ben Dunsmoor talked with parents last night who said the carbon monoxide detectors at the Sioux Falls Ice and Recreation Center didn’t go off. Today he’s going to talk to a doctor about some of the health concerns parents now have.

And people in the Rapid City area are preparing for a massive amount of rain and the potential of flash flooding. Austin Hoffman will show you how the Red Cross is helping as the rain starts to fall.

3 Comments

  1. JOHN ARNOTT says:

    HELLO,

    ANOTHER CASE WHERE THE POLICE OVER REACT, OVER 50 ROUNDS FIRED ??, OTHER PEOPLES HOMES & CARS FIRED ON, WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THIS CLUSTER#%$#.

    WHO MADE THE DECISION TO OPEN FIRE
    WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN WRONG WITH DISABLING THE GUY, DID THEY NEED TO SHOOT THE HELL OUT OF THE GUY & THE NEIGHBORHOOD ???

    THE SIOUX FALLS POLICE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A OPPROTUNITY TO PULL OUT THE STOPS, THERE MUST NOT BE ENOUGH EXCITING THINGS FOR THE POLICE TO DO.

    THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS GONE COMPLETELY OFF THE DEEP END, IT;S A WONDER MORE PEOPLE ARE NOT KILLED.

    SEEM’S LIKE IF THEY CAN FIND A EXCUSE TO COVER THERE ACTIVITIES, OFF THEY GO, OFF BEING THE MAIN WORD

    IT WAS JUST SOME OTHER HOUSES, TREES & CARS THIS TIME, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NEXT TIME, WHEN THEY POLICE ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO GET TOGETHER.

    I REMEMBER A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO WHEN THEY(POLICE) CAME TO MY BUSINESS & COMPLETELY FLIPPED OUT ALL OVER ME GOING TO THE FRONT OF MY PROPERTY & ASKING WHAT WAS HAPPENING. IF THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT MY FATHER & I WOULD NOT BE HERE, I TRUELY BELIEVE THAT.

    I QUESTIONED THERE ACTIONS, I ASKED FOR SOME RIGHTS I THOUGHT I HAD & THEY SHOWED ME THAT I HAD NO RIGHTS WHAT SO EVER.

    WHO WAS THERE TO PROTECT THIS DISTURBED MANS RIGHTS, IT WAS NOT THE CITY POLICE THAT I AM SURE OF.

    JOHN W ARNOTT

  2. Haywood J. Bloughme says:

    While some may find the quantity of rounds fired by the police disturbing, what less lethal means were they supposed to deploy? Pepper spray? An officer would have to dramatically close the distance to the assailant putting him at a distinct tactical advantage. Even if an officer was able to apply pepper spray, the assailant would still be able to fire his weapon indiscrimantly. Taser? Again, an officer would have to close the distance and be vulnerable to the assailant’s weapon long before he could deploy the Taser.

    This wasn’t some rowdy drunk at a bar…this was somebody firing a gun at them. Next time somebody tries and kill you, let me know how you respond.

  3. Kristin Elliot says:

    Notice how relatively crime free and safe our streets are at all hours of the day or night. I feel safe in SF and my midwest community. I would have been very disturbed to know they let that man go free with his emotional state and possibly harming our police force. Incidents such as these seldom happen in our wonderful community. Check out other cities and the crime. In a larger city this man wouldn’t have been standing as long as he did. To the man who wrote the first note with such colorful language do you realize where you live? Assuming you live here in the heartland in the republican based state for safety and comfort right? God Rest His Soul and God Bless our community.

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