An Eagle Butte man is in custody and a Pierre Police officer is recovering from his injuries, Friday, after what has been a nearly nine-hour standoff.
It all started just after 3:00 p.m., Thursday, inside a mobile home community known by neighbors as the Pierre Trailer Court. That's off 6th Street and North Euclid where police say Jason Todd Garreau, 27, barricaded himself with a high-powered rifle.
Garreau was the subject of a search by tribal, state and federal authorities following Wednesday's fatal shooting near Fort Thompson.
It was a Halloween Thursday night many in Pierre won't soon forget.
"It's like wow. You never think it's going to happen in your neighborhood. I've seenwhat's going on in other cities and think thank goodness it's far away, but you don't expect it to happen where you live," Pierre resident Sally Bunt said.
It was a much quieter scene on the corner of 6th and Evans, Friday, with the mess of a crime like empty shells and law enforcement on-hand to put the pieces together.
"When they first fired rounds tear gas, we thought they were gun shots cause you heardsomething ricochet and tear gas doesn't ricochet so you knew he was in there with a high-powered rifle, which is what the police said," evacuated neighbor Don Stars said.
That mobile home belongs to Kelsey Howe who says she knows the suspect, Jason Garreau. While she wouldn't say much about his decisions, she knows the standoff situation could have had a much different ending.
"Scary, it makes me thankful for every day I have," Kelsey Howe said.
One Pierre Police officer was shot during an exchange of gunfire. He is expected to be OK.
"It's going to happen. We're not a small town anymore. We'll see more of it everyday,as the economy gets worse. I don't know what his story is but we'll only see more and more as time goes on, probably worse," Stars said.
"It's a scary situation and I'm sure a lot of people are relieved to know that it'sover," Bunt said.
Garreau is in custody at the Hughes County jail held on a federal detained with more charges pending. Authorities on the local, state and federal level declined an on-camera interview as the investigation continues.
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