- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - In a story Feb. 27 about a Pennington County sheriff’s deputy fatally shooting a motorist during a struggle after a traffic stop, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the man who was shot and killed. The man’s last name is Fryer, not Frye. This version also adds the name of the deputy.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Driver shot by deputy during Pennington County traffic stop

Pennington County sheriff’s officials say a deputy fatally shot a motorist during a struggle after a traffic stop late Friday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a motorist during a struggle after a traffic stop in Rapid City, Pennington County sheriff’s officials said Saturday.

The shooting happened at about 11:26 p.m. Friday, the department said in a statement. Authorities said a struggle ensued minutes into the traffic stop, and that the deputy fired his duty weapon multiple times.

Officials identified the motorist as 35-year-old Abraham Mitchell Fryer of Sturgis. Both the deputy and Fryer were transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital by ambulance, and Fryer was pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office said Deputy Robert Schoeberl was treated and released, though his injuries were not disclosed. Authorities said no one else hurt in the incident.

Calls to the sheriff’s office seeking more details about the incident were not immediately returned Saturday.

The investigation into the shooting has been turned over to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. The agency is being assisted by Rapid City police and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

Authorities said the deputy is on standard paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Attorney General Marty Jackley said a report should be completed within 30 days.


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