Man Surrenders After Shots Fired During Police Welfare Check

South Dakota News January 2, 2019

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Man Surrenders After Shots Fired During Police Welfare Check

RAPID CITY, SD. (AP) — Police in Rapid City say a man who fired gunshots while an officer was doing a welfare check at a residence has surrendered after a long standoff.

Authorities said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon that the suspect was safely taken into custody.

Assistant Police Chief Don Hedrick tells the Rapid City Journal two rounds were fired by the man after the officer made contact with him through an open window about 9:30 a.m. during the welfare check. Hendrick says the officer backed up, took cover and was not injured. Police say additional shots were fired about 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.More than a dozen police cars were on the scene as well as an armored vehicle.

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