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.
8/25/2014 2:34 PM
The CEO of Sutton Bay Resort in central South Dakota died after rolling his 2014 Polaris Ranger late Sunday night.
8/24/2014 10:43 AM
31-year-old Bridget Franzen failed to report to a work release job on Saturday, August 23.
8/26/2014 11:31 AM
Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a school bus.
8/27/2014 10:54 AM
Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...
8/24/2014 4:41 PM
A Spencer, SD man is dead after a vehicle crash near Canova on Sunday.