- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Hot Springs officer who shot a man twice while responding to a disturbance call was justified in firing his weapon.

A report released Thursday says officer Kyle Maciejewski shot 20-year-old Dylan Huff twice sometime after 1 a.m. on June 22 outside a Hot Springs residence. The report says Maciejewski fired his weapon after Huff refused to drop a knife multiple times while walking toward him and another officer.

The report says Maciejewski was carrying a body camera, and the video showed that the officers ordered Huff more than 15 times to drop the knife. Maciejewski told investigators that he felt that his and officer Justin Evan’s lives were in jeopardy.

Huff recovered from his injuries. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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