SUSPECT SHOT BY SO. DAKOTA TROOPER DURING TRAFFIC STOP (UPDATE)

first_imgThe South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a trooper-involved shooting that took place Sunday night that resulted in a suspect being shot and the officer being injured.Attorney General Marty Jackley says the incident started before 10pm when Vermillion Police responded to a call at a residence in that city.A short vehicle pursuit resulted with Vermillion Police discontinuing the pursuit when speeds increased in a residential neighborhood.A South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop and the situation escalated resulting in the Trooper firing at the subject.The suspect, 21-year-old Kuong Gatluak of Vermillion, was transported to a local hospital.His condition has not been released.A statement from the Highway Patrol says the trooper was treated and released from a local hospital.The trooper’s name and the nature of the injury have not been released.Authorities have not provided details on how the situation escalated resulting in the shooting.Updated 3:53pm 9/17/18last_img read more