Report: Officers Justified In Rapid City Shooting
January 27, 2012, 11:39 AM
RAPID CITY, SD -
The investigation into a Rapid City shooting is complete, and the Attorney General's office says officers were justified in firing their weapons.
According to the report, a police officer pulled over James Baker at 1:30 in the morning on January 10. When he discovered Baker was wanted in Wyoming, he called for backup and when two officers approached the car, Baker took off.
Investigators say Baker reached speeds up to 80-miles-per hour in city limits, and when he finally stopped, he got out of his car with a gun and shot at an officer. Authorities fired back; all together they shot their weapons 33 times.
According to the report, Baker knew about the warrant and had told others he was not going back to jail, no matter what it took.
© 2012 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
3/3/2015 1:56 PM
Scott Adelman paid $70,000 for a 4,500-square-foot brick home in Fargo, but he has to move it out to nearby Horace.
2/27/2015 10:21 AM
Paul Ell of Big Lake, MN snagged a 11.6-pound, 29.5-inch walleye after 6 p.m. Thursday night.
2/27/2015 10:44 AM
A former Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact charges for a relationship she had with a student.
3/5/2015 11:22 AM
Sioux Falls Police responded to a bank robbery at Dacotah Bank at 3302 E. 10th St. Thursday morning.
3/4/2015 12:06 PM
Three people were arrested in Sioux Falls after a fight over a drug debt.