SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A 38-year-old man has been arrested and is being charged with first-degree murder. 

According to the Minnehaha County jail log, Darrian Lamar Johnson was booked into jail at 7:33 a.m. CT Tuesday. Court documents say Johnson shot and killed 26-year-old Kaisean Tyler in an apartment located in the 1200 block of North Prairie Avenue Monday evening. 

Darrian Johnson
Darrian Johnson

Johnson found Tyler in the bedroom with his ex-girlfriend and the two exchanged punches before Johnson shot Tyler, court documents say.  

After shooting Tyler once, court documents say Johnson held the gun to Tyler’s back and fired three more rounds. Johnson was also yelling at the ex-girlfriend, who covered herself with a blanket. 

Police say the victim and the suspect knew each other.

Johnson took off running but the ex-girlfriend on scene helped police identify him.  

“We received a lot of cooperation from folks on scene, both people that were involved and those on the periphery so we appreciate that cooperation, that always helps us wrap these things up a lot quicker,” Lt. Nick Butler with the Sioux Falls Police Department, said.

At police briefing on Tuesday morning, Lt. Nick Butler with the Sioux Falls Police Department said Johnson was found at a nearby apartment in the 700 block of West Rice Street. The SWAT team was called to the scene and Johnson was arrested without incident.

“This is the outcome that we want every time, whether it’s an arrest on the street, whether it’s an arrest following a violent incident like this. The last option, of course, is deadly force, but unfortunately, sometimes we’re forced to make those decisions. We’re all very grateful that that didn’t happen here,” Butler said.

Johnson has a lengthy criminal record, which includes domestic violence charges and multiple protection orders.

He was in the news in 2017. In that case, he was accused of punching a woman several times before threatening to kill two people with a machete.

Johnson is currently on parole for drugs.