Police spokesman Sam Clemens goes over the crime log Monday, Nov. 13.
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Sioux Falls police say a gun stolen from an unlocked car this weekend was quickly used in a drug-deal-turned-robbery.
Police spokesman Sam Clemens said officers received a report Friday night after a man who left his car unlocked while inside a restaurant returned to find a .45 caliber handgun inside was missing.
Then, Clemens said, four teenagers arranged a drug deal on Sunday morning, where a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old were set to buy marijuana from a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old.
The deal was going to take place in the 200 block of South Elmwood Avenue, but at some point one of the buyers pulled out the stolen handgun and pointed it at the sellers.
A brief struggle followed, Clemens said, and the gun went off, firing one round into the floor.
No one was injured, and the buyers took off with the marijuana, but without the gun — which the sellers took as they left the house.
Police later found the two buyers in a home in the 200 block of North Spring Avenue, where 19-year-old Kalup Provancial was taken into custody on charges of first-degree robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and possession of stolen property. The 16-year-old buyer was charged with first-degree robbery and aggravated assault.
The sellers were also later taken into custody — both the 16 and 17-year-old on charges of possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, while the 17-year-old is also facing drug charges.
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