Aberdeen man who died in shooting identified

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen Insider)- A 70-year-old Aberdeen man who died as the result of a Nov. 15 shooting has been identified.

The incident remains under investigation, but Brown County State’s Attorney Karly Winter confirmed the man who died was Donald Heinz.

The shooting was in the parking lot of the Aberdeen Family YMCA.

According to police reports at the time, Heinz and the man who is believed to be the shooter both pulled into the parking lot where Heinz was shot. The identity of the person who shot Heinz has not been released, though he was immediately detained by law enforcement and later released. No charges have been filed.

“We want to have all the evidence before making a charging decision,” Winter said.

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital went on lockdown out of an abundance of caution, according to the initial news release from the Aberdeen Police Department. No security measures were taken at the YMCA or Roncalli’s elementary school as law enforcement determined there wasn’t a security risk.

In addition to the Aberdeen Police Department, other agencies responding included the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Brown County Emergency Management and Aberdeen Fire & Rescue.