Rapid City, S.D. –At 4:50 a.m. on April 28, Rapid City Police were called to a shooting at 50 Signal Drive. Officers found a conscious male victim outside, with a gunshot wound to the head.
According to a female witness, a male subject came over and asked for a cigarette. The subject showed the woman and her boyfriend a .45 caliber handgun and pointed it at her head. The suspect then shot the male victim in the head one time before fleeing on foot.
Police set up a perimeter, and found the suspect lying in thick brush near the corner of Second and Quincy Streets. The suspect refused to obey officer commands, and resisted police efforts to take him into custody. Due to his resistance and possible possession of a firearm, police deployed a police service dog. Though the suspect was bitten, he continued resisting police commands.
Police then shot the suspect three times with less-lethal bean bag rounds before he finally complied. The male suspect, Kelsey Reavis, age 20 of Rapid City, was arrested and is being charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and minor consuming.
Attempted murder is a class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or a $50,000 fine. Reavis is expected to make his initial court appearance on Monday.
The weapon was not recovered on scene, but police are still searching the area. The victim, age 28, is currently in critical condition at Rapid City Regional Hospital.