Police are now investigating a shooting incident as a homicide after the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
At around 2:30 a.m. on August 3rd, police were dispatched to the area of Custer Street and Dilger Avenue for a report of a male lying in the street. The reporting party stated the man was bleeding. On arrival, police noted the man had received gunshot wounds to the abdomen. He was transported to the hospital, where he was later declared deceased.
The identity of the shooting victim is being withheld until proper notification of next-of-kin can be made.
This is an active an ongoing investigation being undertaken by both the RCPD and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. As detectives and investigators work to follow up on every lead in the case, law enforcement is asking that anyone with security cameras in the area of the shooting check their footage for the 1:45 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. timeframe for any suspicious activity.
Anyone with any information about the shooting should contact police at 394-4131. An anonymous tip can also be sent by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.