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Police: 19-year-old killed in overnight shooting in central Sioux Falls

18-year-old Asher Wayne Parks is charged with first and second-degree murder, first-degree...
18-year-old Asher Wayne Parks is charged with first and second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, aggravated assault, and first-degree attempted robbery.(Dakota News Now)
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 10:50 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Sioux Falls Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a 19-year-old dead.

Police say the shooting happened just after midnight at a residence in the 200 block of N. French Avenue. Two teens were arguing when one of them allegedly shot the other with a handgun several times. The victim’s mother was at the residence at the time and called 911.

The victim was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The 18-year-old suspect was located a couple of hours later near 14th Street and Cliff Avenue.

An arrest warrant was issued this afternoon for the suspect, Asher Wayne Parks, an 18-year-old Sioux Falls man. The warrant is for Murder 1st Degree, Murder 2nd Degree, Manslaughter 1st Degree, Aggravated Assault, and Attempted Robbery 1st Degree. The warrant carries a $1,000,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

The is the first homicide in Sioux Falls this year.

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