South Dakota Codified Laws (S.D.C.L.)
CHAPTER 22-16. HOMICIDE AND SUICIDE
22-16-35. Justifiable homicide–Defense of person–Defense of other persons in household.
Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person in the lawful defense of such person, or of his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant if there is reasonable ground to apprehend a design to commit a felony, or to do some great personal injury, and imminent danger of such design being accomplished.