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Technology at Dakota State University’s CyberLab was used to place suspects at the scene of the shooting.

DSU CyberLab helps identify suspects in shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Three 19-year-olds and an 18-year-old have been charged after a 24-year-old man was shot in the head on April 30.

19-year-old Victor Rios of Sioux Falls is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree.

19-year-old Rakeem Fitzgerald of Allentown, Pennsylvania is charged with aiding and abetting attempted murder, and accessory to attempted murder, both in the first degree.

19-year-old Antonio Hacker of Sioux Falls is charged with aiding and abetting attempted murder, and accessory to attempted murder, both in the first degree.

18-year-old Danai Cha of Sioux Falls is charged with aiding and abetting attempted murder, and accessory to attempted murder, both in the first degree.

Court documents say that a 24-year-old man and a 15-year-old met the four teens at a Sioux Falls bar for a drug deal, with the 15-year-old telling police that the 24-year-old sent him to deliver half an ounce of marijuana and collect payment.

According to the affidavits filed in the case, the 15-year-old delivered the marijuana but did not receive payment, at which point the 24 and 15-year-olds began following the four teens by car, with the 24 and 15-year-olds in a silver Pontiac, and the teens in a black Toyota.

The affidavit says that the Pontiac followed the Toyota for some time, before the Toyota stopped on the side of a road on the southwest edge of Sioux Falls, at which point the front passenger stepped out and fired shots at the Pontiac.

The 24-year-old driver was interviewed by police at the hospital, and while he was reported as having a bullet lodged in the frontal lobe of his brain, he was conscious and able to answer questions.

Police later sent the cell phones from the suspects to Dakota State University’s CyberLab, where data was extracted to provide police with GPS data.

Hacker, Rios and Cha have been taken into custody.

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