Arrest made in fatal Sioux Falls shooting last October

February 18, 2021 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting in Sioux Falls last October.

A 32-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday on possible manslaughter charges. According to police, he shot and killed 31-year-old Jarell Lavell King after the victim showed up at his home to see his 3-year-old son Oct. 21.

The suspect lived at the residence with King’s former girlfriend, the mother of the boy.

According to police, the two men argued and got into a physical fight. The suspect says he saw King pull out a handgun, took it from him and shot him in the shoulder. King died about a week later, the Argus Leader reported.


Lt. Terrance Matia says police did not make an arrest until now because they needed to look into the “circumstances surrounding the disagreement and wait for forensic evidence.”