UPDATE: 9/23 – 4:15 P.M.
BISMARCK, ND (KXNET) — A 16-year-old from Bismarck is in custody for the murder of 28-year-old Maurice Thunder Shield, of McLaughlin, SD early Friday morning at the Motel 6 in Bismarck.
According to the Bismarck Police Department, officers responded to the Motel 6 around 12:40 a.m. for the report of an individual that was shot in the chest. When they arrived, they found Thunder Shield unresponsive, and witnesses performing CPR.
Thunder Shield was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead.
Witnesses and other evidence led officers and detectives to believe that the 16-year-old juvenile shot Thunder Shield and left the scene.
The investigation took detectives to Warren, MN where the Marshall County Sherriff’s Department was able to take the juvenile into custody around 7:10 a.m.
The juvenile is currently being held at a juvenile detention facility in Minnesota. There will be an extradition process to get the individual back to Burleigh County to appear on the alleged charge of Murder.
ORIGINAL STORY: 9/23 – 8:30 A.M.
BISMARCK, ND (KXNET) — Bismarck Police at this hour are investigating the shooting death of a man found dead at Bismarck’s Motel 6 early Friday morning.
According to the Bismarck Police Department, officers responded to the motel around 12:40 a.m. and found a 26-year-old man dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.
Police say the man was targeted by another person and note they do not believe there is a danger to the public at this point.
No other information is being released at this time.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.