RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City man who shot at robbery suspects as they fled a convenience store has been ordered to take a gun-safety course.

The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2cnWnCG ) 22-year-old Austin Hier pleaded guilty Friday to reckless discharge of a firearm in the June incident.

Rapid City police say the two robbery suspects left the store with about $175. As they fled, Hier fired a handgun at them but missed.

Two men have been charged with the robbery.

Police say Hier was charged because he didn’t see the suspects actually brandish a firearm or what happened inside the store. And police say the suspects never threatened him.

Hier also was ordered to pay $584 in fines and court costs.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com