Suspect in Custer Co. homicide commits suicide after pursuit in Colorado

The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a Friday homicide.

Shortly before 10:00 .pm., the Custer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home west of Custer on U.S. Highway 16. Officers found a deceased adult male. An adult female, who also was assaulted in the incident, had driven herself to the local hospital.

DCI identified a male suspect who had fled the scene. He was eventually stopped after a pursuit in Larimer County, Colorado. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reports that the man fired at officers during the pursuit early Saturday morning and was eventually stopped with a PIT maneuver. They say that’s when the suspect shot himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Names of those involved are not being released at this time.


April 15, 2024