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Minot man arrested after chase in fatal shooting of woman

July 12, 2021 GMT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man is being held on suspicion of murder in the fatal shooting of a woman, authorities said

The Minot Police Department said that it received a call just before 5 p.m. Sunday of a woman who had been shot in northwest Minot. Officers arrived to find her dead.

A police department statement late Sunday said the investigation led them to the suspect, a 41-year-old Minot man. Police said they spotted him in a vehicle, and he attempted to flee. He was arrested in northeast Minot after a chase.

The suspect was being held at the Ward County Jail on charges including murder, tampering with evidence, and fleeing police.

The victim’s name was not immediately released, pending family notification.

The statement gave no details on a motive or on any relationship between the victim and suspect.