FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Monday, July 15, 2013
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary
PIERRE, S.D - Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Travis Ross, age 43, on June 17, 2013, in rural Pennington County, South Dakota.
The Division of Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Clayton Heinrich and Pennington County Deputies Jamin Hartland and Robert Schoeberl.
The incident occurred on June 17, 2013, following a report of erratic driving by a motorist, which escalated into a chase and standoff with law enforcement. “It is the conclusion of this report and the Attorney General that the officers were justified in firing their weapons and using lethal force,” stated Attorney General Jackley.
The Attorney General would like to thank the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the Officers for their service and complete cooperation in this investigation.
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