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State investigation shows officer justified in shooting of man in Sioux Falls

Officer Involved Shooting Report

PIERRE, S.D. – A state investigation found a police officer was justified in shooting a man during a foot pursuit through a Sioux Falls neighborhood.

The investigation stems from an incident on July 13. Police said the suspect, later identified as Sean Henry David Kilbourn, stole a handgun from a vehicle in a garage. Kilbourn then threatened the homeowner with it, then ran away.

Police later found Kilbourn nearby, and a foot chase ensued. An officer soon found Kilbourn lying on the ground next to a shed. According to DCI investigators, Kilbourn pointed a gun at the officer.

The officer shot and injured Kilbourn. His wounds were not life-threatening. Police arrested him after he was released from the hospital.

Test results indicated drugs, including methamphetamine ,were found in Kilbourn’s system. A baggie containing fentanyl also was located at the scene.

Attorney General Marty Jackley’s office issued a statement Thursday saying the officer was justified in using lethal force.


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