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Chief: Rapid City Suspect In Police Shooting Dead

August 3, 2011, 2:27 PM
Updated: August 3, 2011, 5:22 PM

Chief: Rapid City Suspect In Police Shooting Dead
RAPID CITY, SD - Rapid City Police Chief Steven Allender says the suspect involved in a fatal officer shooting has died.

Wednesday afternoon, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed that 22-year-old Daniel John Tiger of Rapid City died at Rapid City Regional Hospital. 

Officer James McCandless, 28, died in the shooting that involved two other officers who had stopped a group of four people. Allender says at some point while the officers were in contact with the group, Tiger  pulled out a concealed pistol and fired several rounds. At least one officer fired back. When it was all over, all three officers had been shot along with Tiger.

Officer Tim Doyle, 39, had surgery after being shot in the face and is now in stable condition. The other officer, 27-year-old Nick Armstrong, also had surgery Tuesday night. He is still in critical condition.

A news conference scheduled for 3 p.m. MT has been cancelled.  KELOLAND's Austin Hoffman sat down with Chief Allendar Wednesday afternoon.  Click on the video player to the right to watch a live report from KELOLAND News at 5.

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