08/08/2011

Second SD officer dies from shootout injuries

Officer Nick Armstrong, 27, died Sunday from a gunshot wound

By PoliceOne Staff

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A second Rapid City police officer shot in a confrontation Tuesday has died.

Hours after the funeral of Officer James Ryan McCandless, Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender reported that Officer Nick Armstrong, who had been receiving treatment for a gunshot wound, had also fallen.

Armstrong, a two-year police veteran, was one of two officers injured, according to the Rapid City Journal.  McCandless died immediately after the confrontation.

"Nick was a compassionate officer that treated everyone with the highest degree of respect," Allender said.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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