Aggravated Assault With a Firearm

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of South Center Avenue for a report of a subject who had shot at two citizens. The call started as an altercation near 37th Street and Minnesota Avenue. The victims and suspect exchanged words as they were driving and the suspect displayed a firearm at the two victims. They then followed the suspect at a distance and called 911. The suspect drove to the 1000 block of South Center Avenue and exited his vehicle. The victims started to turn onto Center Avenue and the suspect fired one round from his handgun at them. No one was hit by the shot and the two victims quickly drove from the area and continued to update police dispatch.

Officers in the area located the male suspect leaving his vehicle near 22nd Street and Center Avenue. The male was not compliant with officer’s commands and after a brief standoff with officers, a K-9 was deployed and the suspect was arrested. He was found to be in possession of a pistol. He was treated for minor injuries at the scene and then lodged at the Minnehaha County Jail. He was uncooperative and his identity is pending further investigation.

Adult “John Doe”—Arrested for two counts of aggravated assault, reckless discharge of a firearm, concealed carry of a firearm, possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces), and obstructing law enforcement. Further charges may be pending.