UPDATE: 1/12/18 9:20am
The Watertown Police Department has arrested and charged Donald Vincent Herron, 30 of Watertown
with 1st Degree Manslaughter and Reckless discharge of a firearm. He is currently being held at the
Codington County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. The victim in this case has been identified as
30 year-old, Seth James Murray of Watertown. The shooting remains under investigation.
At 3:37am this morning (Friday) the Watertown Police Department and Paramedics were dispatched to
an address in the 600 block 1 st Avenue NW in Watertown after receiving a call from a male advising
his roommate had been shot. Officers arrived and made contact with the 30 year-old caller outside the
residence. Inside the residence officers located a 30 year-old male, whose identity is not yet released.
The victim had sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Detectives from the Watertown Police
Department are currently on-scene along with agents from the South Dakota Division of Criminal
Investigation. The Watertown Police Department believes there is no threat to the public as a result of
Additional information will be released later this morning.