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Monday Custer Street homicide under police investigation

Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 11:44 AM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A shooting incident on Custer Street is being investigated as a homicide after the victim died in the hospital due to injuries.

Reports say a male lying in the street, bleeding near Custer Street and Dilger Avenue. Police were dispatched around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival, police noted the man had received gunshot wounds to the abdomen. He was transported to the hospital, where he was later declared deceased.

The shooting victim is identified as 39-year-old James Donner of Rapid City.

This is an active ongoing investigation being undertaken by both the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. As detectives and investigators work to follow up on every lead in the case, law enforcement is asking that anyone with security cameras in the area of the shooting check their footage for the 1:45 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. timeframe for any suspicious activity.

“If they have any information, heard or saw anything, if they have cameras, anything else in the area around 2 a.m. on East Custer Street or by North 7th and Dilger we’d be very interested in hearing from them,” said John Olson, RCPD captain.

If you have any information on this homicide, call RCPD at (605) 394-4131.

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