Three arrested after gunshots fired at Sioux Falls hotel

Published: Dec. 9, 2019 at 4:12 AM CST
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UPDATE, 11:00am

Two men and one woman are behind bars following an overnight standoff.

Sioux Falls Police were called to the RedRock Inn around 9:30 Sunday night. The initial call was for a weapons violation.

Once authorities arrived, they determined the suspect had shot at another man and his dog. The suspect fled into one of the hotel rooms, with another man and a woman inside that room.

Rooms were evacuated and police tried to contact the suspect and deployed SWAT.

Eventually, 22-year-old Alexander Cota and 22-year-old Autumn Neiman left the room and were arrested. The suspected shooter, 26-year-old Jericho Ladeaux, surrendered shortly thereafter and was arrested for aggravated assault.

Cota is facing multiple drug and weapon charges.

Police seized meth, a stolen rifle silencer, and a stolen vehicle.

Police say the investigation is still on-going.

UPDATE, 6:45 a.m.

Police say they have arrested a man who fired a gun in southwest Sioux Falls, prompting a standoff at a hotel.

The incident began around 9:24 p.m. Sunday at the Red Rock Inn on W. 41st Street near the I-29 interchange, according to Sgt. Chris Treadway.

Investigators say a man fired a gun at another man and his dog, then ran into one of the hotel rooms.

Nearby rooms were evacuated as officers made contact with the suspect. Three people came out of the room, but the suspected shooter refused to come out. A SWAT team was called in to assist.

The suspect eventually surrendered peacefully. He was arrested for assault, drug, and weapons charges.

A man and a woman who initially came out of the hotel room were also arrested, but police did not say what charges they are facing.

Police closed off the area surrounding the hotel, including a nearby gas station, for roughly six hours during the standoff and ensuing investigation.


Original story:

Authorities are investigating an incident near a hotel in southwest Sioux Falls.

Police responded to a report of a weapons violation in the area of the Red Rock Inn around 10 p.m. Sunday. Officers set up a perimeter around the area, and remained on scene several hours.

A KSFY News crew saw officers take two people into custody around Midnight. Police have not given any details about the nature of that arrest.

Multiple patrol cars remained on the scene throughout the night.

No other details about the incident have been released at this point, though authorities tell KSFY News there is no danger to the public.

This is a developing news story. Check back for updates.