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Bismarck man arrested on murder charges after shooting left one dead

Published: Mar. 23, 2022 at 9:26 AM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - (UPDATE: 1:05 P.M. 3/23): Bismarck Police said 26-year-old Kyle Riley shot and killed a 22-year-old Bismarck man Wednesday morning in the parking lot of an apartment building on the 2700 block of Stevens Street.

Investigators said the two men knew each other, and that a witness saw him shoot from the window of a pickup truck. Doorbell cameras and home surveillance played a role in catching the accused quickly.

Police were called around 8:50 a.m. Wednesday because of gunshots. When they arrived, they found a man dead with gunshot wounds. One neighbor said this doesn’t change how she views her neighborhood.

“When I get off work, I see the families walk by and they’re so happy, the kids run and go home, play and eat. Don’t judge the [neighborhood] by one bad group,” said neighbor Jordyn Leighton.

Other neighbors told us off-camera; police have shown up to the same apartment complex before.

Bismarck Police put Centennial Elementary School on a shelter-in-place order until around 12:30 p.m., which is around the time police made the arrest.

Parents were told immediately, and the school day continued as normal.

UPDATE: 12:57 pm, 3/23/2022: A suspect was taken into custody in the 2700 block of Stevens St. homicide around 12:30 pm.

UPDATE: 12:27 pm, 3/23/2022: Bismarck Public School Communications Director Steve Koontz confirmed to Your News Leader Centennial Elementary School is under a shelter in place order. The Shelter in place is connected to the shooting on the 2700 block of Stevens Street.

Bismarck Police are outside the school. All students are safe and school lessons were not interrupted. Parents were notified immediately around 9 o’clock Wednesday morning.

ORIGINAL STORY: Bismarck Police are currently investigating a homicide that left a 22-year-old man dead early Wednesday morning.

Bismarck police said around 8:50 am this morning, officers responded to the area of the 2700 block of Stevens Street for a report of shots fired. When they arrived they found a 22-year-old man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives are currently investigating the scene, and following up on leads.

Police said this was a targeted attack on the individual and the suspect is still at large.

Investigators are asking people in the area of the 2700 block of Stevens Street to contact BPD if there is any video evidence from doorbell cameras or home surveillance.

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