Posted 3 years ago

By Post Staff

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors in Rapid City have charged a 30-year-old man with manslaughter in a recent shooting death in a motel parking lot.

Authorities on Monday night surrounded a mobile home and apprehended Charles Birdshead without incident on outstanding warrants. He was initially arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder but prosecutors on Tuesday reduced the charge to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 33-year-old Eustacio Marrufo.

Marrufo was shot to death Jan. 7 in the parking lot of the South Dakota Rose Inn. Police say he died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Authorities had been seeking Birdshead for about a week for questioning.