On April 29th, at around 8:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to an alley in the 200 block of E. Monroe St. for a report of an individual who had been shot. Responding officers arrived and located a male in the area who had sustained a gunshot wound. Medical units also arrived, and the man was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Officers and detectives from both the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office investigated the circumstances surrounding the shooting throughout the night. As a result of the ongoing investigation, it was determined that Julion Graham, a 26-year-old male from Rapid City, shot the male. Based on interviews and witness statements, a physical altercation over a debt occurred between Graham and the deceased male, who are acquaintances. Based on witness statements and video surveillance, Graham was being beaten by a blunt instrument when he shot the other male.
At this time, Graham has been arrested for Possession of a Firearm – Prior Felony Drug Conviction. The identity of the deceased male is being withheld until proper notification of next of kin can be made. The investigation into this incident remains open and is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Rapid City Police Department at 605-394-4131, or an anonymous tip can be submitted by texting the letters 'RCPD' and the information to 847411.
* 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.