Police kill suspect after chase from Rapid Valley to New Underwood

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (KEVN) - Several local law enforcement agencies were in a wild chase Friday around noon that ended with a crash and officers killing the suspect.

The suspect crashed near the interstate exit for New Underwood when Pennington County deputies performed a "tactical vehicle intervention" which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, rolling into a ditch.

A deputy shot the suspect when he came out of the vehicle with a rifle, killing him. The dead man's name was not released, pending notification of his family.

No one else was injured in the chase or shootings.

The chase started as a Rapid Valley area traffic stop with Rapid City police officers. The suspect then headed to Box Elder via Radar Hill Road. The suspect reportedly fired several times at pursuing officers while on Highway 14-16. When the chase went onto the interstate Douglas Schools were locked down as a precaution.

The chase continued east for some time; with police setting up several road blocks in an attempt to stop the suspect.

The officer-involved shooting has been turned over to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Typically, the state attorney general issues a shooting report around 30 days after the event.