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Man killed in early Monday shooting in Casselton

As of Monday afternoon, there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest the man who fired the gun, Sheriff Jesse Jahner said. The man who fired reported the shooting.

One arrested after deadly shooting in Casselton
Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner confirmed a shooting investigation is underway in Cassleton Monday, October 18th.
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CASSELTON, N.D. — A man was fatally shot early Monday, Oct. 18, in Casselton.

Cass County deputies responded to 15568 37th St. SE shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday for a gunshot report. That is near Club 94, a bar and grill just north of Interstate 94.

The shooting was reported by the man who fired the weapon, according to a news release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. The man who was shot was taken to a hospital in Fargo, where he died, the release said.

The man who fired the weapon was detained during the investigation but then was released without being charged, Sheriff Jesse Jahner said.

Law enforcement can detain a person while they investigate whether a crime has occurred if they have reasonable suspicion. A person will then be placed under arrest if enough evidence exists to charge them.

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As of Monday afternoon, there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest the man who fired the gun, Jahner said.

“Through the investigation, there is no reason to believe there are any safety risks to the public from this incident or from the responsible party,” Jahner said in the release.

The identities of the men were not released Monday. It’s unclear if the two men knew each other, Jahner said.

Club 94 was not connected to the shooting, Jahner confirmed. Investigators believe the incident may have stemmed from an interaction at a nearby apartment, the sheriff said.

More information, including the names of the two men, is expected to be released during a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Jahner said. It’s likely the case will be forwarded to the Cass County State’s Attorney Office, which would decide whether charges are warranted.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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