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Officials investigating suspected homicide in Dunn County

Suspected homicide investigation was initiated in Dunn County surrounding the death of a Watford City man in northwest Dunn County.

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Suspected homicide investigation was initiated in Dunn County yesterday surrounding the death of a Watford City man in northwest Dunn County. (Photo courtesy of the Dunn County Sheriff's Office)
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DICKINSON, N.D. — Authorities are investigating a suspected homicide in northwest Dunn County on July 25, 2021.

According to a news release issued by the Dunn County Sheriff's Office, at about 9:16 p.m. CST Monday, July 25, deputies responding to an area near 114th Avenue Northwest on Gap Road in Dunn County found a male victim, identified as a Watford City man, dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations has assumed the lead on the investigation.

"We do not have any indication that there is an active threat to the community at this time," said Dunn County Chief Deputy Timothy Sul. "We would ask that any households in that area please review any security or game cameras that may have seen or heard anything or anyone suspicious, or suspicious vehicles around that time frame."

Law enforcement are requesting that tips be phoned into the Dunn County Sheriff's Office at 701-573-4449, or via the Badlands Crime Stoppers at 701-840-6108 or 701-456-7754.

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