User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


43° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Neighbors React To Apparent Clear Lake Shooting, Suicide

June 17, 2013, 5:56 PM by Brady Mallory

Neighbors React To Apparent Clear Lake Shooting, Suicide
CLEAR LAKE, SD -

Looking past the yellow police tape and bullet hole in the window, Julie Weberg remembers happier times at a Clear Lake, South Dakota, house, which was the scene of a double shooting and apparent suicide Sunday night.

"They just seemed to be a normal, Leave It to Beaver Couple," Weberg said.  "I would watch them sit out in the front yard while the child played in the front yard," Weberg said.

Weberg works just across the street as Assistant Manager at America's Best Value Inn. 

Though at this point officials have only named Brett Pommer as the suspected shooter, Weberg believes he lived here with a woman and toddler.  Authorities were called to the home on the corner of 10th Street and 3rd Avenue at about 9 p.m. on Sunday for a reported double shooting.  Two people were flown to a hospital for medical care while the alleged shooter, Pommer, barricaded himself inside the home.  South Dakota Highway Patrol SWAT and Codington County SWAT Teams attempted to negotiate with Pommer, but no contact was made.  When the SWAT teams entered the residence, they found Pommer dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Weberg said multiple squad cars were at the scene throughout the night.

"The first thing I thought, must be a drug bust," Weberg said.

Kevin Tesch does not live in that area of town, but rushed right over.

"We seen the cops by my place.  We were wondering what was going on.  We came down and they were evacuating the people out," Tesch said.

Tesch's mom not only lives a few houses down the street, but she was also babysitting his two young children.

"Pretty scary when it's so close to your family and everything.  It just makes you stop and think about things, you know," Tesch said.

As of Monday evening, authorities still had not released the names of the victims or their conditions.  Though many are still waiting for answers about what happened, the whole situation has left a lasting impression.

"I really feel sick to my stomach.  I just have a pit, thinking about how anybody could do that," Weberg said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Body Of Missing Realtor Found At Arrowhead Park

10/18/2014 3:22 PM

The body of a missing Sioux Falls realtor has been found.

Full Story
SFPD Search For Missing Realtor

10/18/2014 11:45 AM

The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman.

Full Story
UPDATE: Two People Dead In SF Crash

10/17/2014 9:52 PM

Two people are dead after a two vehicle crash on Friday night in Sioux Falls.

Full Story
Body Of Pam Kneip Found After Search

10/18/2014 10:00 PM

Hundreds of volunteers gathered by an entrance at Arrowhead Park Saturday as police conducted a search for a missing woman.  The friends, family ...

Full Story | Watch
Police Release Names In Deadly Sioux Falls Crash

10/18/2014 8:19 PM

Police say two Sioux Falls men died in a crash Friday evening in the western part of the city.

Full Story


Events