Standoff leads to one arrest, another suspect still sought
It started at about 9:00 Friday night and ended after one Saturday morning. The Rapid City-Pennington County Special Response Team was involved in a standoff at a home on Gnugnuska Drive in Rapid City.
Response team deputy commander Tony Harrison said the chain of events started on Thursday night on North Maple Street when someone fired a handgun inside an apartment, with a bullet going into a neighboring apartment.
That suspect was gone when police arrived.
Then Friday, someone they believed to be that same person pointed a handgun at an unrelated victim on Curtis Street.
Friday night, police say they got information that the suspect was in the home on Gnugnuska and that's when the standoff started.
The team entered the home after 1:00 Saturday morning but found it empty.
Police say they got Jesse Runnells out of the house earlier and say he's being charged for the assault on Curtis Street.
Captain Harrison says while they looked similar, they determined Runnells was not the suspect in the Thursday incident on North Maple.
They say they're looking for 30-year old Louis Bettelyoun in that case.