“My sweet baby will have justice.” 16-year-old remembered after fatal Fargo shooting

Published: May. 25, 2023 at 12:02 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - 31-year-old Marcus Brian Rexrode has been arrested and is being held on charges of Murder, firearm possessed by a felon, and delivery of a controlled substance. Fargo Police say Rexrode’s arrest is connected to the Monday night, shooting death of 16-year-old James Moore.

Police say multiple people were involved in a fight before the shooting, that happened in the 4400 block of 9th Avenue South around 11:15pm. Police also confirmed that several gunshots were heard, and Moore was found with a gun laying on the ground next to him.

Moore’s girlfriend says that he is “the best person in the world, he is so nice and sweet and has the best smile.” “He’s a loving person, he loves family and loves his friends, he’s always there for anyone needed and he will be missed, my sweet baby will have justice,” the girlfriend added.

On Thursday, police released that two firearms were recovered from Monday night’s scene. Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski says Moore and Rexrode did know each other, but they did not have a deep relationship.

Being that Moore was a student within the West Fargo Public School District, the district says that even the school year is over, they have started their protocol for offering counseling to anyone who may need it.

Police say people have been willing to come forward with information. However, they are still looking for several people to interview who were there at the time of the shooting. Police ask anyone with any tips to call them into the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660.