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North Dakota man accused of fatally shooting man, injuring another in early morning shooting

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Source: MEGA; Burleigh Morton Detention Center

Mar. 25 2022, Published 4:47 p.m. ET

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A North Dakota murder suspect was taken into custody in connection to what authorities believed was a targeted early morning drive-by attack.

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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.

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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.

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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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Source: MEGA; Burleigh Morton Detention Center
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