UPDATE: Girl shot in apartment in Rapid City has died

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — A 16-year-old girl shot at an apartment in north Rapid City has died.

Police say McKenzie Garreaux of Rapid City died of her injuries at the hospital on Friday.

McKenzie Garreaux

Officers were called to an apartment on North Maple Avenue around 9:30 a.m. MT. Once on the scene, police found Garreaux and began life-saving measures before a medical unit arrived to take the girl to the hospital.

As police looked for the suspect, schools in the area were put on secure status.

Police recovered a firearm believed to be used in the shooting as they worked to identify a suspect.

Within hours, 19-year-old Nathanial Gray Eagle of Rapid City was named as the suspect. Police located Gray Eagle at a location on E. North Street. He was taken into custody without incident.

Charges are currently pending in the case.

According to the South Dakota Missing Persons website, Garreaux was listed as a missing person a week ago.


12:56 p.m. CT

Police in Rapid City have arrested the suspect in a shooting that happened Friday morning in the north part of the city.

According to the Rapid City Police Department, police say the shooting happened in an apartment near North Maple Avenue and Surfwood Drive. A juvenile was sent to Monument Hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, 19-year-old Nathaniel Gray Eagle, was arrested in connection to the shooting.

During the investigation, police say north side schools were placed on secure status out of an abundance of caution.

Captain Scott Sitts says police believe they have found the gun used in the shooting. Sitts says because the suspect left the scene, police requested schools be put on lockdown to ensure safety of students and staff.

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