PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Officer James Ryan McCandless, Officer Nick Armstrong, Officer Tim Doyle and Daniel Tiger on August 2, 2011, in Rapid City.
The Division of Criminal Investigation, assisted by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, conducted the investigation at the request of the Rapid City Police Department.
The incident occurred on August 2, 2011, following a call for service at the intersection of Greenbriar and East Anamosa streets in Rapid City, South Dakota. This call to service escalated and resulted in the deaths of Officer James Ryan McCandless, Officer Nick Armstrong and shooting subject Daniel Tiger, and the serious injury to Officer Tim Doyle.
“It is the conclusion of this report and the Attorney General that the Officers were justified in firing their weapons and using lethal force,” concluded Attorney General Jackley. “The police officers were following proper procedure when dealt a circumstance completely out of their control. Our State and their community shall remain forever grateful for the officers’ individual sacrifices.”
The Attorney General would like to thank the Rapid City Police Department and Officer Tim Doyle for their service and complete cooperation in this investigation. Attorney General Jackley would further like to send condolences to the family of the deceased during this difficult time.
Agencies assisting in this investigation were the FBI, DEA, ATF, South Dakota Highway Patrol and the U.S. Marshall’s Office.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Tuesday, August 23, 2011
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215