Man suspected in North Dakota killing arrested in Minnesota, police searching for vehicle

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7/27/21, 7:45 p.m.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office says they’re now searching for a vehicle they believe was involved in the killing of a Watford City man in Killdeer.

The vehicle is a black 2016 GMC Denali with North Dakota license plates 888DDK. Police say they received a report that the vehicle crashed into a ravine near the area of 114th Ave. Gap Road but it could possibly be in a different location.

Police say do not approach the vehicle and if you locate it, call 911 immediately.

7/27/21, 4:54 p.m.

Authorities say Oscar Ortiz, who is accused of shooting and killing a man in western North Dakota, has been arrested.

The 25-year-old suspect was found hiding in the stairwell of an apartment on the south side of Moorhead, Minnesota.

He was taken into custody without incident. A handgun was recovered in the area.

The man is wanted for a shooting Sunday in Killdeer, which is about 45 miles north of Dickinson.

He is being held in the Clay County Jail awaiting extradition for charges in North Dakota.

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