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Update: Victim, suspect identified in Sioux Falls standoff

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Police say Tyrone Leeon Smith, 38, killed one woman Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of a Sioux Falls business before shooting himself after a standoff.

Police Sergeant Loren McManus says Smith died from a gunshot wound, but they do not know if it was self-inflicted.  McManus says a second victim, Amanda Connors, died from a gunshot wound she received earlier in the situation. 

Shortly after 1:00 pm Sioux Falls police were called to Cost Cutters along 41st Avenue near Kiwanis Avenue. 

Police Sergeant Loren McManus says a boyfriend allegedly held his girlfriend hostage inside Cost Cutters and he might have shot himself.

McManus says at 1:04 p.m. Sioux Falls police responded to a weapons violation at 18th Street and Holly Avenue. A man entered the babysitter's home, showed her he was armed and took his two kids.

At 1:09 p.m. the police responded to an accident at Cost Cutters along 41st Street where police believe the mother of the suspect's two kids worked. Police arrived to find Amanda Connors dead in her car from a gunshot wound. 

Sergeant McManus says the suspect held four Cost Cutters employees hostage for a short time before letting them go. The mother and the two kids are all okay and are in police custody.

At 1:30 four Cost Cutters employees left the business. One of the hostages told police she heard a gunshot, but Metro Communications could not confirm whether a gunshot was actually fired.

At 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, the O'Gorman Administration received notification from the Sioux Falls Police Department advising them of an incident in the vicinity.  According to a news release from the O'Gorman Administration, all buildings on the O'Gorman campus went into a modified lockdown, securing the perimeter doors of all buildings. 

As of 2:35 p.m. Tuesday police called off the lockdown. All indoor and outdoor activities are to go on as scheduled.

KSFY News continues to gather details.  Stay with ksfy.com and KSFY-TV for details.



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