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Fatal Shooting in Sturgis

Fatal Shooting in Sturgis

Home intrusion leads to shooting fatality early Sunday


Gary Matthews - October 20, 2019

STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning.

According to a release from Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater, at 4:19 a.m. police responded to a 911 call reporting a homeowner shot someone who entered their residence. Officers arrived on scene and found a male with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

First aid was administered until he was transported by ambulance to Sturgis Regional where he died as a result of his injuries.

VanDewater says this is an active investigation being led by the Sturgis Police Department, Meade County Sheriff’s Office and South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  He says this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.  

Names of the involved parties are not being released at this time due to the on-going investigation.



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