Sioux Falls Man Charged with Manslaughter in ‘Negligent Shooting’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after police say he was cleaning his gun when it discharged and struck his pregnant wife, resulting in the loss of her unborn baby.

Police say 22-year-old Sheldon Robert Pettibone was cleaning his gun at an apartment in the 5200 block of West 47th Street when it accidentally discharged on Sunday. The bullet struck his pregnant wife and she was transported to the hospital.

Police say the victim’s unborn baby died as a result of the gunshot wound she suffered.

Pettibone is facing second-degree manslaughter and is currently in police custody.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A GoFundMe has been set up for a Sioux Falls mom who lost her unborn baby after being shot in the leg while her husband was cleaning his gun.

Police say 22-year-old Sheldon Robert Pettibone was cleaning his gun at an apartment in the 5200 block of West 47th Street when it accidentally discharged on Sunday.

According to the GoFundMe page set up by the victim’s sister, the 23-year-old mom was pregnant and lost the baby.

Pettibone is charged with simple assault domestic and reckless discharge of a firearm. Police say the investigation is still ongoing and that more charges may be coming.

 

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