SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Officers were justified in the August 9 shooting of a Sioux Falls man, the Attorney General’s Office announced Friday.

“The Division of Criminal Investigation independently and thoroughly investigated this incident at the request of the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office,” Attorney General Mark Vargo said in a news release with the report.

A summary of the shooting released by Vargo and the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) states after reviewing body camera and dashboard footage, interviewing officers and collecting evidence, the officers on scene were justified in using lethal force in the death of 21-year-old Jacob James.

The summary, which can be found here, details the moments leading up to the shooting. According to a detective interviewed, a drug investigation was underway that day when a Pontiac Bonneville arrived in a known drug area. After witnessing several traffic violations, the detective pulled the car over in the Burger King parking lot on West 12th Street and Williams Avenue.

Once parked, the detective stated the doors of the Bonneville opened and two males ran away from the vehicle. The detective and other officers said they gave verbal commands to get on the ground. According to his interview, the detective saw James standing with a gun in his hand pointed toward an investigator.

The report says James fired three times and two officers fired 21 times.

“To be honest, yesterday we’re extremely fortunate no officers were injured in this exchange,” Sioux Falls Police Chief Jon Thum said on August 10. “And again, the willingness of people to use firearms against law enforcement, we’ve talked about, it’s alarming, but let’s also not just mince words with it. These people are trying to kill our officers.”

The attorney general’s office released photographs on Friday, saying James was pictured in one lifting his arm to fire toward an investigator with the sheriff’s office.

“I will say that we came very close to losing an officer yesterday, possibly more than one, and this isn’t something that our community is accustomed to,” Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead said on August 10.

An autopsy found James was shot four times in the arm, thigh, hip and chest. Toxicology results found alcohol and an urinalysis test was positive for Norfentanyl, Fentanyl, Fluorofentanyl and Methamphetamine.

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