Ex-boyfriend Fires Shots, Chases Victim, Causes Crash
Sioux Falls police attended two simultaneous incidents connected to a love triangle on Sunday morning, August 7, 2016 at 1:07 AM.
A collision between a vehicle and a taxi driver at the intersection of 12 Street and Marion Road was the result of a man being chased by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. While trying to get away, the man ran a red light and crashed into the taxi.
Another call was coming into police at the same time regarding a weapons violation close by that could be related to the crash.
According to Sergeant Michael Olson, Officers made contact with one of the drivers and victim of an aggravated assault. The victim stated that he came to visit his girlfriend who lived on Falcon Place in Sioux Falls.
The victim got into an argument with the suspect, ex-boyfriend Gilberto Rivera:
During the argument Rivera produced a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim left the residence in his vehicle and Rivera followed him in a gray Honda. Rivera rammed the victim’s vehicle once from behind and once on the side as they traveled through the trailer court.
At 5th Street and Marion Rd Rivera exited his car and fired two shots at the victim’s vehicle, missing the victim and his vehicle. The victim took off at a high rate of speed southbound on Marion Rd running the red light at the intersection of 12th Street and Marion Rd. The victim’s vehicle was struck by a taxi that was traveling west on 12th St.
No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting or accident. At this time Rivera is still missing.
Police are looking for any information on the location of Rivera. Contact 911 or Sioux Empire Crime Stoppers at 367-7007.