FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 20, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Attorney General’s Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in McCook County
Pierre, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the McCook County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Sunday, July 19, 2015, at approximately 10:30 p.m. The incident occurred outside the Brewery Bar located 233 South Main Street, Salem.
The McCook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service at the Brewery Bar. The incident escalated and resulted in McCook County Deputy Randy Schwader shooting the subject.
The male subject was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for injuries. The injured subject has been identified as Cornelius Milk, 38, Salem.
At the completion of the investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation will issue a case report and shooting summation to be reviewed by the Attorney General for a final determination on the officer’s action. The release of the summary is anticipated within 30 days.