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Professional Boxer Dead in BIA Officer Involved Shooting on Standing Rock Indian Reservation


March 22, 2021

Pro boxer Ryan White Mountain-Soft (left) was killed by an BIA officer on Standing Rock Indian Reservation - photo from Facebook

MCLAUGHLIN, S.D. - On Sunday, March 14, a Standing Rock tribal citizen was shot and killed by Bureau of Indian Affairs police in McLaughlin, S.D. on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, according to a statement made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Law enforcement is providing little information about the shooting that occurred at the house of the victim's mother.

The FBI identified Ryan White Mountain-Soft, 30, of Rapid City, S.D. as the person killed by the officer-involved shooting. He was a professional boxer and MMA fighter who was considered by many as up-and-coming contender.

He fought professionally in Bismarck, N.D., Daytona Beach, Fla., Gary, Ind., Great Falls Mont., Miami, Fla., Minneapolis, Minn., Oakland, Calif., Saint Paul, Minn., Shakopee, Minn. and other events throughout the Dakotas.


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