The following is a release from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Lawenforcement Services:
On Tuesday February 2, 2016, around 7:43 a.m., Rosebud Police received a call reporting vandalism in the “Low Rent” area of Rosebud. An Officer was dispatched to the residence. The Officer took the report and went to seek out the suspect, who was reported to be Raymond Gassman.
At Approximately 8:00 a.m., the Officer arrived at a residence in the Fairgrounds area of Rosebud. The Officer made contact with Gassman at the residence. The Officer attempted to place Gassman under arrest. The Officer placed a handcuff on one of Gassmans wrists. Gassman resisted the Officers efforts to arrest him, a struggle ensued. Dispatch received a 911 call from a resident requesting another Officer to the residence reporting Gassman had tackled the Officer. Additional Officers were dispatched. During the struggle shots were fired. Gassman was shot, the Officer was also shot. The Officer requested Medical Assistance from Dispatch.
At around 8:06 a.m. additional Officers arrived at the residence. Immediate medical attention was given to Gassman and the Officer. Rosebud Ambulance Service arrived shortly after the Officers and took over medical treatment. CPR was started on Gassman. Rosebud Ambulance Service contacted the Cherry County Emergency Room. After attempts to revive Gassman were unsuccessful, Rosebud Ambulance Service was advised by Cherry County ER Doctor to cease their efforts. The Officer was transported by Ambulance to the Cherry County Hospital then transported to another medical facility for treatment. The Officer has since gone under surgery. The Officers injuries were not life threatening. The Officer has been placed on administrative leave. It is standard operating procedure that Police Officers be placed on administrative leave after a shooting incident, pending the investigation.
The FBI was contacted immediately and responded. Upon their arrival all evidence including the Officers Body Camera were turned over to the FBI. The FBI has assumed all aspects of the investigation.