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Police Search for Suspect in Belcourt Homicide

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The Rugby Police Department says they have a suspect in custody for the homicide in Belcourt, and a second suspect may be in the Minot area. The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority was notified of the incident that occurred in the Eagle View Community in Belcourt at around 6:15 this morning.

The street was blocked off by law enforcement for several hours and the Belcourt Fire Department responded to clean up the scene. 

A witness told authorities  two people were arguing and one shot the other.

"They just argued and gun shots were fired and that was it.  I looked out, poor guy was laying there.  This was just way too close to ever see something like that.  This is the first time I've ever seen a body drop," says an eyewitness.

Law enforcement set up vehicles between Rugby and Belcourt to search for possible suspects and area schools went on lockdown.

The FBI is working with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and tribal authorities on the investigation.

We'll have information becomes available.

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