South Dakota AG clears officers in Sioux Falls shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo says that a police officer and sheriff’s deputy were justified in shooting and killing a man in a Sioux Falls fast food parking lot earlier this month.

The state’s Division of Criminal Investigation reviewed the Aug. 9 shooting and found that 21-year-old James Michael James had shot at the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s deputy three times. The police officer and deputy returned fire. James was shot four times. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.


August 29, 2022