A Centerville man is in custody after allegedly killing three people in the small South Dakota town Monday night (May 27).

64-year old Jay Ostrem has been charged with three counts of First Degree Murder in connection with the shooting deaths of three people in a Centerville residence at about 10:00 PM.

He is being held on a $1 million cash only bond in the Minnehaha County Jail.

Dakota News Now is reporting that Ostrem is the former mayor of Centerville and previously worked in law enforcement.

The identities of the three victims have not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.

According to Attorney General Marty Jackley, the South Dakota’s Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation.

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Other agencies involved are the Centerville Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Beresford Police Department, Viborg Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, and Turner County Sheriff’s Department.

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