Sioux Falls police identify suspect in deadly weekend shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Authorities have identified the man who they say shot and killed another man near downtown Sioux Falls.

Twenty-seven-year-old Herriberto Perez-Torres has been charged with two counts of manslaughter, according to police spokesman Officer Sam Clemens.

Perez-Torres is being charged in connection with the death of 37-year-old Jeremy Flynn, whose body was found in alley near 14th Street and 3rd Avenue Sunday afternoon.

According to the arrest affidavit, a witness at the scene told police Flynn had some sort of dispute with his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend. They contacted the ex-girlfriend, who told police she had recently spoke with her current boyfriend, Perez-Torres, who told her he had shot Flynn.

Officers arrested Perez-Torres when he attempted to pick up his girlfriend at her place of work near 41st Street and Minnesota Avenue.

Perez-Torres said he had a dispute with Flynn on social media over his girlfriend, but denied going anywhere near Flynn that day.

Police examined security camera footage from businesses near the scene of the shooting. The affidavit states several videos showed a white pickup that looked exactly like Perez-Torres' vehicle leaving the scene at the time of the shooting.

Investigators say Perez-Torres gave police conflicting reports of his whereabouts during the shooting, before ultimately admitting to shooting Flynn. He told police he drove to the scene to meet with Flynn. Once he arrived, Flynn approached his pickup and began to punch him, and the two began to fight.

According to the affidavit, Perez-Torres said Flynn pulled out a handgun. The two wrestled over it, and Perez-Torres got it from him after kneeing him in the groin. When Flynn attempted to get back up, Peres-Torres shot him, dropped the gun, then drove away.

An autopsy confirmed Flynn died from a single shot to the chest.

Police believe people who may have witnessed the shooting have not yet come forward. They are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Crime Stoppers at 800-367-7007.