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A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Pine Ridge man in October. He is the second known defendant in the case.

Myles Tuttle faces federal charges of first-degree murder and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder in the killing of Vincent Brewer III, according to court records. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday at his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Rapid City.

According to authorities, Brewer, 29, was shot to death the afternoon of Oct. 16 in the parking lot of the SuAnne Big Crow Youth Development Center, a youth organization on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He had just finished participating in a basketball tournament, they said. 

A Pine Ridge woman, Tiffanee Garnier, was earlier charged with first-degree murder in Brewer's death. She is also accused of concealing Brewer’s shooting from authorities and helping his assailants flee the crime scene.

Tuttle's charging document says he fatally shot Brewer and "did aid and abet others in doing so." It says he also assisted multiple individuals involved in the murder, who are "known and unknown to the grand jury," in evading authorities.

Days after Brewer's shooting, the U.S. Attorney's Office said federal authorities were investigating links between his killing and that of 34-year-old Annie Colhoff, who was fatally shot Sept. 29. Both killings took place in Pine Ridge Village.

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At least two people have since been charged in Colhoff's death.

Tuttle was booked at the Pennington County Jail on Tuesday and has been scheduled for a trial on June 6. First-degree murder carries a penalty of life in prison.

April 3, 2017, update: The SuAnne Big Crow Youth Development Center was incorrectly identified in the original report as a Boys and Girls Club. The organization ceased to be a Boys and Girls Club in 2012.

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Cops and courts reporter for the Rapid City Journal