A North Dakota murder suspect was taken into custody in connection to what authorities believed was a targeted early morning drive-by attack.
At about 8:50 a.m. on March 23, police in Bismarck responded to a report of shots fired at the Hawken St. Apartment Complex and found a 22-year-old man, Michael Shane, dead in a parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound, KFYR-TV reported.
“A witness to the murder informed officers that” the suspect, Kyle Riley, 26, “shot the man out of the window of a Chevy pickup,” police said.
Investigators later learned a second victim, a 30-year-old male, was injured during the incident and suffered non-life-threatening gunshot injuries.
The second victim was treated at a local hospital and released.
The vehicle Riley allegedly used in the shooting was located abandoned a short time later, and investigators set up surveillance where they believed he was headed, police said.
Around 12:24 p.m., officers in the area observed a person matching Riley’s description get into a car and stopped the vehicle minutes later.
Police arrested Riley and he was booked into Burleigh Morton Detention Center on murder and aggravated assault charges.
According to police, Riley and the deceased victim knew each other.
A judge set Riley's bond at $500,000 cash, according to KFYR-TV.
The station reported the suspect claimed self-defense.
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