RAPID CITY –– At around 3:00 a.m. on Dec. 27, police were called to 520 East North Street for a report of an unconscious male subject discovered at that address. On arrival, police located the man in one of the rooms. Officers began administering emergency first aid until a medical unit arrived. The man was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. b
The deceased is identified as 61- year-old Robert Smith of Rapid City.
33-year-old Gilbert Clifford of Rapid City was arrested on the afternoon of Dec. 27 for Second Degree Murder in relation to this homicide investigation. The joint RCPD/Pennington County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the homicide is ongoing.