SIOUX FALLS, SD -
One man is dead in an officer-involved shooting in Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls Police Chief Doug Barthel says officers were called to a home on the 6600 block of West 15th Place Monday around 5 p.m. for a report of a person with a weapon who was threatening to hurt himself. There were reports of one shot fired in the home before officers arrived. Once the officers were on scene, the situation became much more severe.
"At least one more shot had been fired after the officers had arrived on the scene. We know there was probably some shots fired inside and outside of the residence," Barthel said.
Sioux Falls Police and the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department quickly formed a perimeter. After brief negotiations with the 22-year-old male inside the home, he came out and pointed a rifle at police.
"As soon as that happened, one of our SWAT officers shot him at least a couple of times. It wasn't long after that the subject had fallen," Barthel said.
The scene was quickly secured and the man in the home died from his injuries.
Barthel says the investigation into the shooting will be handled by the South Dakota DCI.
"I have no reason to believe that the shooting was anything but justified. The officers did what they were trained to do," Barthel said.
The officer will be put on leave to deal with what happened.
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