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Man involved in Rally Shootout pleads guilty

STURGIS, S.D. – A Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to charges related to a shooting that took place involving law enforcement at the 2023 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Wyatt James Fluty, 29, pleaded guilty to Attempted First Degree Murder involving a Law Enforcement officer and Commission of a Felony While Armed with a Firearm.

He faces up to 75 years in prison and will be sentenced on July 17 in Meade County Circuit Court.

The incident occurred on August 9, 2023, after Fluty, suspected of vehicle theft and possessing stolen firearms, was spotted by a South Dakota highway patrol trooper near Exit 32 in Sturgis. Fluty fired at the trooper, who returned fire, and then tried to steal the patrol vehicle. He was apprehended with injuries. None of the officers were hurt.

The case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation with support from local law enforcement and is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and the Meade County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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