Jackley: Police justified in June 17th shooting

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says Rapid City Police Officer Derek Uebel was justified in fatally shooting Joseph Hogan on June 17th outside a residence on Viking Drive.


The report from the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation says police were called to 310 Viking Drive at 12:16pm on June 17th for the report of a man outside the residence discharging firearms. Officers reported hearing gunshots upon arrival and saw Hogan with a scoped rifle. A loudspeaker was set up to convince Hogan to come out of the garage. The report says at about 12:46pm, officers saw Hogan leave the garage with a rifle and handgun in his hands and officers reported that Hogan fired a round in their direction. The report says Officer Derek Uebel then fired his patrol rifle three times, striking Hogan once. Hogan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The report says two firearms were found near Hogan, a .45 caliber handgun and a .308 caliber semi-automatic assault rifle. Toxicology results showed Hogan had methamphetamine and multiple prescription drugs in his system.