October 18, 2016

Local law enforcement agencies apprehend Missouri murder suspect in Rapid City

Missouri murder suspect, 39-year-old Christopher Taylor, was apprehended in the morning hours of October 18th after a callout of the Pennington County/Rapid City Special Response team. Rapid City police were notified that Taylor may be staying at a local motel at 1416 N. Elk Vale Road following an investigation by the Black Hills Fugitive Taskforce.

Taylor was wanted by the Independence Police Department after shooting and killing a 22-year-old woman in a road rage incident in the evening hours of October 16th.

Local law enforcement worked with management and employees of the hotel to coordinate Taylor’s apprehension, which occurred without incident.

“Mr. Taylor is a person known by law enforcement to be armed and dangerous,” said Captain James Johns, Commander of the PC/RC Special Response Team.  “His arrest is the result of great teamwork between the RCPD, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the Box Elder Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service. I’d also like to extend our tremendous appreciation to the wonderful hotel staff and patrons for their cooperation as we executed this operation to secure a dangerous murder suspect.”

Taylor remains in the custody of the Pennington County Jail as he awaits extradition to Missouri. 

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