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Victim had his hands up moments before suspect in Fargo murder pulled the trigger, cops say

Source: Fargo Police, MEGA

Jul. 28 2021, Published 5:13 p.m. ET

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A 40-year-old man is accused of shooting a man who had his hands raised in a parking lot in Fargo, North Dakota on July 24.

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Around 11 p.m., Fargo police were called to the area after a report of a shooting.

When police arrived, officers found the victim, later identified as Eric Woodrow, 41, lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, Valley News Live reported.

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Hayes was taken to Sanford Hospital, where he died a couple of hours later, according to Valley News Live.

Police detained the suspect, Raymond Gunn, 40, and another man who was with Gunn at the time of the shooting, Valley News Live reported.

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Nearby surveillance video showed all three men talking with each other, according to Valley News Live.

According to the video, Gunn approached Hayes while Hayes had his hands raised in the air. While Hayes’ hands were in the air, Gunn allegedly pointed a handgun at him, Valley News live reported.

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After a short conversation, the surveillance video shows Hayes walking backward and ultimately changing positions with Gunn, according to Valley News Live.

Police say Gunn is seen falling backward, at which point he allegedly shot Hayes one time, Valley News Live reported.

The third man present at the time of the shooting has not been charged with a crime, according to Valley News Live.


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