Bismarck Police arrest armed suspect in NE Bismarck

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BISMARCK, N.D. - UPDATE: 9/14 12:10 p.m. A shooting in Bismarck has resulted in an attempted murder charge against 21-year-old Benjamin Williams of Bismarck.

He was taken into custody around 6:30 Wednesday morning by Bismarck Police.

Tuesday night, officers got information about Williams possibly being at a hotel in northeast Bismarck. Officers tried to contact Williams, but authorities say he ran on foot from the hotel and was chased by police to an area south of Century Avenue and east of Centennial Road.

Aircraft and a Bismarck K-9 was used in the search.

Then around 2:30 Wednesday morning, police got new information that Williams was possibly inside of a residence on the 2600 block of Yorktown Drive. A perimeter was set up there, and police attempted to make contact with Williams. Williams gave himself up to the authorities without incident on scene.

He’s now in custody at Burleigh County Detention Center.

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UPDATE: 9/13 The Bismarck Police Department is looking for 21-year-old Benjamin Isaiah Williams who is a suspect in an Tuesday morning shooting in Bismarck.

Williams is described as an African American male, 6’0”, 170 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes (also known as: “Sinister” “Sin Williams”)

Bismarck Police say to not approach Williams, but to call the Bismarck Police Department at 701-223-1212 or your local law enforcement agency. Williams should be considered armed and dangerous.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Bismarck man received multiple gunshot wounds according to police.

Authorities say they were called after 2 a.m. to the 1400 block of North 22nd Street to respond to a report of gunshots.

Police received a call while driving to the scene about a 21-year-old man at a local hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police are in the process of conducting interviews with the victim and witnesses.

The victim’s condition is unknown.