Police Arrest Suspect Wanted in Fatal Rapid City Stabbing

Police arrested 26-year-old Joseph Rich who is the suspect in the killing of 20-year-old Juan Legarda Jr.


Rapid City police have arrested a suspect in a New Year’s Day homicide.

Joseph Rich, 26, of Rapid City, is a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Juan Legarda Jr., of Rapid City, about 2 a.m. Sunday.

Officers who responded to the disturbance found three injured people.

Legarda was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two were taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Rich was arrested on murder and aggravated assault counts as well as unrelated warrants.

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