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Authorities identify woman fatally shot on RC Street.

Authorities identify woman fatally shot on RC Street

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The woman who was killed in Wednesday night’s shooting has been identified as 25-year-old Esther Wolfe of Rapid City. Wolfe was shot shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. She was transported to the hospital but subsequently died from her injuries.

Police have arrested 23-year-old Ezekiel Mayweather in connection with the fatal shooting near Pine Street and E. North Street. Mayweather was located during the ongoing investigation and brought to the RCPD’s Criminal Investigation Division for questioning. Following the interview, he was taken into custody and arrested as an accomplice in the homicide for Conspiracy to Commit a Felony/First Degree Murder. Mayweather is now in custody at the Pennington County Jail.

RCPD detectives and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office investigators are committed to identifying and apprehending all individuals involved in the homicide. The investigation has been active, with authorities working tirelessly since the original shooting incident. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the police at 605-394-4131. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

“This is a cowardly and senseless act of violence that has needlessly cost the life of a young member of our community,” says Rapid City Chief of Police Don Hedrick. “This investigation and resolution of this case remains the top priority of the RCPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, and we are allocating all available and appropriate resources to finding all parties who were involved in this shooting and bringing them to justice. We will not normalize acts of violence like this in our community.”

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