Officers with the Minnehaha County Fugitive Task Force located a homicide suspect shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The suspect was driving a vehicle near 12th Street and Lyons Avenue when deputies tried to perform a traffic stop. The suspect fled. During the pursuit which lasted for several miles, the suspect collided with another vehicle causing the hood of the vehicle to fly up over the windshield. The pursuit traveled through central Sioux Falls at speeds in excess of 80 mph before finally ending near 2nd Street and Kiwanis Avenue after a PIT maneuver was used on the vehicle. 

The Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT)  is used by law enforcement to spin a vehicle by turning into the passenger or driver-side rear quarter panel causing it to lose control and spin. After the PIT maneuver the suspect was quickly apprehended by police.

According to Sam Clemens, the public information officer of the Sioux Falls Police Department, during the pursuit there were “some minor accidents” but no reports of injury. 

More information about the identity of the male and the charges he is facing are expected to be released at the Wednesday morning press briefing.   

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