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.


52° 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!

 

Suspect Shot Following Chase

October 17, 2012, 5:00 PM by Peggy Moyer

Suspect Shot Following Chase
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper is in critical condition on Wednesday after trying to stop a car for erratic driving in Sioux Falls.

Trooper Andrew Steen tried to stop a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in western Sioux Falls.  When the driver wouldn't stop, a chase pursued.

While police are not releasing too many details, we do know the situation escalated and the trooper was struck by the suspect's car and the suspect was hit by law enforcement's gunfire.

Steen was rushed to the hospital after being run over in the parking lot of the Bridges strip mall near 57th and Western Avenue.

Authorities say it looks like the suspect, a 25-year-old woman, struck the trooper with the front of her car.

In response, law enforcement opened fire on the suspect's car to try to stop her. Lincoln County sheriff's deputies had been called for back up; however, Highway Patrol Captain Kevin Joffer says details on who fired weapons aren't being released.

"I can't share anymore. This is an ongoing investigation. We're trying to put all the pieces together and I don't want to jeopardize that investigation," Joffer said.

Joffer did confirm the suspect was shot, but she still managed to drive several blocks to 47th and Western Avenue. That's where police eventually arrested her.

"She is a suspect at this time. There have been no charges filed at this time. This is under investigation," Joffer said.

Moyer: Were there shots fired anywhere other than the first intersection?
Joffer: I can't confirm or deny any of that. I just know she was apprehended around 47th and Western.

Joffer says because the incident involves use of force, another agency is taking the lead in the investigation. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is in charge and being assisted by the Sioux Falls Police Department.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A word was omitted in a prior version of this story.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Jesus Take The Wheel

9/25/2014 10:00 PM

Miracle on the highway: that's how many people are describing a bad crash between a semi-truck and car in which no one was killed.

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Teen Dies Two Days After Fight At School

9/28/2014 11:42 AM

Prosecutors may file additional charges because a western Iowa teen died two days after suffering a head injury during a fight at school.

Full Story
Verdict Reached In McCahren Case

9/23/2014 8:51 PM

Braiden McCahren walked out of the Tripp County Courthouse Tuesday night a convicted killer.

Full Story
Police: Missing Boy Shows Up At School

9/26/2014 6:39 AM

Sioux Falls police say a missing boy showed up for school Friday morning.  

Full Story
Man Charged With Rape And Recording Women In USD Showers

9/24/2014 12:07 PM

According to court papers, police first had contact with Daniel R. Hammer on August 28.

Full Story


Events