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16-year-old arrested in Dickinson teen's fatal shooting

A Dickinson minor was fatally shot at a residence over the weekend. The incident is under investigation by Dickinson Police.

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The Dickinson Police Department is currently investigating a fatal shooting that took place Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Jackie Jahfetson/The Dickinson Press)
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DICKINSON, N.D. — A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide after a 15-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound suffered at a Dickinson residence early Saturday morning, March 13.

Dickinson Police responded to St. Alexius Hospital at 1 a.m. Saturday regarding a report of a male juvenile suffering a gunshot wound to his torso, according to a police department news release. The male was dropped off at the hospital by friends. Medical personnel attempted all life-saving measures to revive the subject, but the male was “declared deceased a short time later,” according to the news release.

The victim and the suspect were known to one another.

The 16-year-old was arrested and taken to the Youth Correctional Center in Mandan. and is scheduled to have an initial hearing within the next day, Lt. Mike Hanel said.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Dickinson Police at 701-456-7759.

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