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South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation to review officer shooting near New Underwood

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The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating Monday's incident involving sheriff's deputies and a highway patrol trooper shooting a man near New Underwood.

The South Dakota Attorney General's Office issued a news release Tuesday confirming DCI's review of a police officer shooting Travis Ross, 43, after a highway chase Monday afternoon. The investigation is at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened Monday, June 17, when the Emergency Services Communications Center received a call about a possible intoxicated driver on Interstate 90. A Pennington County Sheriff's deputy and a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper were involved in the pursuit. Spike strips were deployed and a felony stop was conducted.

The situation escalated when Ross allegedly produced a weapon, resulting in Pennington County Deputies Robert Schoeberl and Jamin Hartland and South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Clayton Heinrich firing their duty weapons and striking Ross.

Ross currently has an active warrant for a parole violation, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. He was paroled from a felony DUI conviction on November 30, 2012, but listed as an absconder on March 27, 2013.

At the completion of the investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation will issue a case report and shooting summation to be reviewed by the Attorney General for a final determination on the officers' use of force. The release of the summary report is anticipated within 30 days.

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