4 people indicted in connection with motel shooting

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Four people have been accused of killing a man in a Rapid City motel room earlier this month.

Reports state that Travis Nelson, Tracy Laughlin, William Long and Gilbert Reyna have all been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the April 9 shooting death of 20-year-old Jesus Vance. Police found Vance shot dead in a room at the South Dakota Rose Inn.

The four suspects also have been charged with aggravated assault and second-degree kidnapping. According to police reports, the group cut the face of Jake Williams, who was found outside the motel after the shooting. Williams had methamphetamine, a gun holster and a magazine. He has been charged with methamphetamine possession.

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