Fatal Shooting

Sioux Falls Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Fatal Shooting

Ramon Deron Smith Courtesy: Minnesota Department of CorrectionsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting. Police issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Ramon Deron Smith. Police say Smith is suspected of shooting three people, one fatally, on Saturday. The warrant is for Murder Second Degree, Manslaughter First…

New Trial Site Selected In Slaying Of Southeast Iowa Teen

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – The trial of a second man accused of fatally shooting a gender-fluid Iowa teenager will be moved to another county. The Hawk Eye reports that a judge Thursday granted a request from the attorney for Jason Purham, of St. Louis. The attorney cited in part the extensive media coverage of the case in Des Moines County….

New Trial Site Sought In Slaying Of Southeast Iowa Teen

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) – A defense attorney wants to move the trial of a second man accused of fatally shooting a gender-fluid teenager in southeast Iowa. Jason Purham’s attorney, Allen Cook III, filed the motion Thursday in Des Moines County District Court. Cook cited in part the extensive media coverage of the case. He didn’t say where he wants the…

Authorities Clear Man In Fatal Spencer Shooting

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) – No charges will be filed in the shooting death of a man who broke into a home in Spencer. The Clay County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that 26-year-old Andres Ramos was justified on Sept. 1 when he shot 30-year-old Nicolas Bandomo, who had broken into a home. Authorities say Bandomo, of Albert City, was prohibited from…

Teenage Suspect In Double Homicide In Custody

Crystal Habben, 19, was arrested Tuesday morning and booked at the Minnehaha County Jail.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The teenage suspect in a Sioux Falls double murder investigation has been arrested, after she contacted law enforcement. 19-year-old Crystal Habben was taken into custody in Mitchell and brought to the Minnehaha County jail. According to court documents, she’s facing charges for concealing a homicide and first degree attempted robbery. Prosecutors say Habben called law enforcement…

Victims Identified In Friday’s Double Homicide; Police Searching For Third Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police are searching for a third person in connection with Friday’s double homicide. Sioux Falls Police are asking for the public’s help gathering information on the whereabouts of 19-year-old Crystal Maye Habben. Police say she has information regarding the double homicide. Police have also released the victim’s names, 30-year-old Corey Zephier died on scene and 28-year…

New Charges Against Man Accused Of Killing Teen In Iowa

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) – New charges have been filed against a man accused of fatally shooting an Ottumwa teenager. The Ottumwa Courier reports that Venhure Tsegay was charged last week with a robbery and burglary that occurred on Oct. 30, 2015. Tsegay is accused of shooting 16-year-old Christian Madueno in the face on Nov. 29, 2016. Authorities say Madueno died…

Police: Cedar Rapids Man Charged After Shooting Wife

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Cedar Rapids police have made an arrest in a shooting last week that injured a woman. Police say 42-year-old Marc Anthony Campbell shot his 28-year-old wife on Dec. 2 while they were in a Cedar Rapids apartment. The woman fled and was later treated for her injuries. She is expected to recover. Police say Campbell…

Sheriff: 3 Dead In New Mexico School Shooting

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school. San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School. He says the shooter also was dead but didn’t say if the suspect was among the three. Authorities said they…

More People Charged In Killing On Pine Ridge Reservation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say two more men have been charged in the killing of a man in the parking lot of a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation youth center last year. Recently unsealed court documents show that Francisco Villanueva and Adan Corona are charged in the shooting death of 29-year-old Vincent Brewer III. Villanueva, Corona and Myles Tuttle,…

Eagle Butte Man Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Eagle Butte man is facing a murder charge in a slaying on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Dee Hawk Moran is accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Andrew Frost of Eagle Butte on Saturday. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says a grand jury indicted Moran on charges of premeditated murder and discharging a firearm during a crime…

Man Accused In Fatal Rapid City Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has pleaded not guilty in a Rapid City shooting that left one man dead. 21-year-old Maricelo Garcia pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Clinton Farlee. The crime is punishable by death or life in prison without parole. Authorities say Farlee died after being shot in…

Couple Accused Of Fatal Rapid City Shooting In Court

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man and woman accused in a deadly Rapid City shooting will continue to be held without bond. Twenty-one-year-old Maricelo Garcia and 19-year-old Cierra Walks made their initial court appearances Tuesday where a judge granted the prosecution’s request to continue their detention with no bond. The Rapid City Journal says the two are accused in…

No Insanity Defense For Suspect In 2015 Roslyn Slaying

WEBSTER, S.D. (AP) – Testimony is beginning this week in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting another man in his Roslyn home two years ago. A jury was selected last week to hear the case of 46-year-old Jason Lewandowski, who faces murder and other charges in the death of 33-year-old Jeremy Hendrickson in late 2015. Defense attorney…

Fatal Northwest Iowa Shooting Victim Identified

AKRON, I.A. – Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot to death in Northwest Iowa. Plymouth County officials identified the man as 40-year-old Jeremy Hebert. The county Sheriff’s Office says he was shot early Friday morning at a residence near Akron. Arriving deputies found him suffering from the gunshot wound, and he was taken to a…