Teen Fatally Shot In Sioux Falls, Man Arrested

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sioux Falls police say the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy was drug related.

At a news conference Tuesday, police said an 18-year-old man has been arrested for the shooting at Bakker Park about 11 p.m. Monday.

Capt. Blaine Larsen says the two teens had been traveling in a vehicle with two male passengers and argued over drugs. Larsen says the 17-year-old was shot once in the chest after he, the suspect and the passengers got out of the vehicle.

Police say a semi-automatic handgun believed to have been used in the crime has not been recovered. Larsen says the older teen is being held on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and aggravated assault.

Authorities say someone at a house party across the street from the shooting called 911.

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