Charges Filed Following Fatal Shooting in Dell Rapids
A Dell Rapids man faces charges in connection with the shooting death of a Dell Rapids man Tuesday night.
"We received a call about the shooting in Dell Rapids," according to Captain Jason Gearman of the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office.
"Patrol units along with the Highway Patrol responded and found a male lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. He was in the street. Dell Rapids Fire were on scene and transferred the victim to Dell Rapids hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as 39-year-old Jonathon Puttmann."
Gearman says an argument between Puttmann, his estranged wife, and her boyfriend led to the shooting.
"Through the initial investigation, we were able to determine that there was some sort of altercation between Puttmann and a person by the name of 23-year-old Alex Whittenberg of Dell Rapids. Also at the scene was Puttmann's estranged wife Jamie Puttmann. Patrol deputies were able to determine that during the altercation Whittenberg used a handgun and shot John in the head."
Gearman says Whittenberg is charged with murder. He remains in the Minnehaha County Jail.