- Associated Press - Saturday, September 3, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man who shot at robbery suspects as they fled a convenience store has been ordered to take a gun-safety course.

The Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2cnWnCG ) 22-year-old Austin Hier pleaded guilty Friday to reckless discharge of a firearm in the June incident.

Rapid City police say the two robbery suspects left the store with about $175. As they fled, Hier fired a handgun at them but missed.

Two men have been charged with the robbery.

Police say Hier was charged because he didn’t see the suspects actually brandish a firearm or what happened inside the store. And police say the suspects never threatened him.

Hier also was ordered to pay $584 in fines and court costs.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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