November Shooting Determined to be Self-Defense

On November 5, 2017, at 1:48 a.m., Sioux Falls Police were dispatched to 1808 West Tenth Street for a gunshot. Officers found two people inside the home—a husband and wife. The man received a gunshot wound to the chest and died as a result of his injury. The woman told officers she shot her husband in self-defense and that no one else was present in the residence at the time of the shooting. The gun was recovered at the scene.

Sioux Falls Police conducted an investigation and provided all available evidence to the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office. Based on the results of testing conducted on the evidence gathered and all of the information currently available, the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office determined the shooting was likely in self-defense and therefore, a justifiable homicide under South Dakota law. No charges will be forthcoming at this time.