- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City police are seeking help to identify the operator of a drone that was spotted flying over the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Feb. 28.

Police say the operator may have broken the law by flying the drone in the area outside the Cornerstone Rescue Mission where officers responded to the report of a shooting.

Forty-four-year old Earl Hicks, of Rapid City, was shot and killed after police say Hicks threatened an officer with a handgun. The man shot by Hicks survived.

Police say it’s legal for people to fly remote controlled aircraft, but warn that it’s against federal regulations and state law to fly drones in a careless or reckless manner or over locations where people, property and crowds are present.

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