- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a sheriff’s deputy was justified when he shot and killed shot a motorist during a struggle after a traffic stop in Rapid City.

Jackley says Pennington County deputy Robert Schoeberl was “justified in firing his weapon and using lethal force” against 35-year-old Abraham Mitchell Fryer of Sturgis.

The shooting occurred on Feb. 26. Authorities said a struggle ensued minutes into the traffic stop, and that the deputy fired his duty weapon multiple times.

The shooting investigation was done by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

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