Brown Co. State's Attorney rules fatal January shooting "justifiable homicide"

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The Brown County State’s Attorney has ruled the shooting death of a 25-year-old Aberdeen man in January a “justifiable homicide.”

Authorities responded to the 1100 block of S. Washington Street at around 4 a.m. January 25 for a report of a shooting. Authorities found an unresponsive 25-year-old with a gunshot wound.
The 25-year-old victim was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

According to authorities, a verbal altercation broke out between several people including the shooting victim and the 24-year-old Aberdeen man identified as the shooter.

During the altercation outside, authorities say the shooting victim made threats to use a gun and had his hands behind him as if he was holding a gun in his waistband. Authorities say the shooting victim started counting down before the 24-year-old shooter pulled out a handgun and shot five times, striking the victim three times.

No criminal charges have been filed.

This is a developing story.

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At about 4:08 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 1100 block of South Washington Street for a reported shooting.
Police found one man unresponsive after being shot multiple times.
He was transported to Avera St. Luke's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The man is being taken to Grand Forks, North Dakota for an autopsy.
Police identified the shooter and say there is no danger to the public.