June 07, 2020

Rapid City police investigate homicide, suspect in custody

A Rapid City man has been placed under arrest for Second Degree Murder following an assault at a local motel.

On June 6th at around 10:00 p.m., police were dispatched to 710 Meade Street for a report of an assault that had taken place.  On arrival, police were directed to a room at the motel where the assault had occurred. Police located the assault victim inside the room, unresponsive. Police rendered emergency life-saving measures until a medical unit arrived. Medics determined the man was deceased.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until proper notification of next-of-kin can be made.

Police began to speak with multiple witnesses who identified the suspect as 29-year-old Lawrence Mexican of Rapid City. At around 3:00 a.m. on June 7th, Mexican was located sleeping in an area just south of the Civic Center’s overflow parking lot. Police observed blood on Mexican’s shoes and socks.

Mexican was placed under arrest for Second Degree Murder before being transported to the Pennington County Jail.

* The charges are merely accusations and the arrested individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  Any additional details regarding this case can be obtained from the Pennington County State’s Attorney and/or court records as appropriate.

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