UPDATE: 12/12/2022, 7:20 p.m.

WILLISTON, N.D. (KXNET) — The name of the man involved in the Williston shooting early Friday morning has been released as Eric Obregon.

According to a news release, the names of the officers involved have also been released as Tyler Iwen and Jordan Patton.

As a part of the Williston Police Department procedures regarding an officer-involved shooting, Iwen and Patton have been placed on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation. This is standard protocol nationwide.

Though the incident began on the road at the intersection of 2nd Ave W and 42nd St W, it proceeded into the Walmart parking lot and ended near the Verizon Wireless building.

The firearm was found near Obregon while the scene was determined safe and an additional magazine was found in Obregon’s pocket.

The incident remains under investigation and more information may become available after the weekend.

This is a developing story and KX News will provide updates as new information comes in.

UPDATE: 12/9/2022, 6:52 p.m.

WILLISTON, N.D. (KXNET) — The suspect in the early Friday morning shooting with Williston Police has been identified as a 30-year-old man.

According to a police report, the man does have outstanding warrants for terrorizing, domestic violence, and contempt of court. Charges were signed with the Williams County State’s Attorney’s Office, and current charges are allegedly for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharge of a firearm within the city, and refusing to halt. Additional charges are expected.

The incident remains under investigation and more information may become available after the weekend.

This is a developing story and KX News will provide updates as new information comes in.

ORIGINAL STORY: 12/9/2022, 8:02 a.m.

WILLISTON, ND (KXNET) — Williston police and a suspect exchanged gunfire early Friday morning resulting in the suspect being shot by police and having to be transported for medical care.

According to the Williston Police Department, police investigated a vehicle blocking traffic at the intersection of 2nd Avenue W and 42nd Street W in Williston around 3:40 a.m.

During the investigation, a foot pursuit began involving two officers and a suspect resulting in exchanged gunfire between the two parties. According to police, the suspect was hit by gunfire and officers then had to medically care for the suspect until paramedics arrived on the scene. Neither officer received injuries during the shooting.

The suspect was then transported for medical care, and the identity and the status of the
suspect along with the identity of the officers will not be released until a later time by police.

This is a developing story and KX News will provide updates as new information comes in.