Suspect who fled shooting scene at Burger King arrested, police say

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A man who fled the scene after a traffic stop turned deadly in Sioux Falls on Tuesday has been arrested a day later, police say.

Tanner Turkey, 29, was arrested without incident at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night when police attempted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle occupied by Turkey, police said.

Turkey was spotted getting into a car at the 700 block of W. Rice Street when officers tried to approach him, according to Sioux Falls Police spokesperson Sam Clemens.

The vehicle Turkey was in sped off and took police on a pursuit. Another vehicle was sideswiped near 8th Street and Grange Avenue, Clemens said.

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Turkey's vehicle stopped in the area of 10th Street and Menlo Avenue. The 29-year-old along with a 22-year-old woman from Sioux Falls tried to flee the scene on foot, Clemens said.

Another 22-year-old woman from Sioux Falls stayed inside the car and tried to drive away but was also stopped by police, Clemens said.

All three individuals were charged for possession of a controlled substance after small amounts of meth and marijuana were found on them, Clemens said. They also received a charge for possession of a stolen vehicle after it was discovered the car they were riding in was reported stolen.

The car had been stolen out of an unlocked garage with the keys left inside on Sunday, Clemens said.

The 22-year-old who tried to drive away was also charged with aggravated eluding and resisting arrest, Clemens said.

No injuries were reported during the incident. The sideswiped vehicle received minor damage from the crash, Clemens said.

Why was Turkey wanted?

Turkey had been wanted in connection with an aggravated assault classified as a domestic with a handgun, Clemens said.

He was also wanted for fleeing the scene of a shooting in a Burger King parking lot on Tuesday, police said.

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During that incident, the drug task force conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle and its occupants in the area of 12th and Kiwanis on Tuesday. The vehicle pulled into the Burger King parking lot and two occupants fled the scene. A third attempted to flee while firing a gun at officers on scene, police chief Jon Thum said.

A Sioux Falls police officer and a Minnehaha County Sheriff's deputy returned fire and struck him an undisclosed number of times. The man was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead, Thum said. The man has not been identified.

A fourth person fled the scene in the vehicle, Thum said. A police press release Wednesday night identified that man as Turkey.

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