A young man was fatally shot in an apartment near St. Cloud, and authorities chased down and nabbed the suspect hundreds of miles away in Bismarck, N.D., on Sunday, police said.
The victim, shot in the upper body, was brought by friends to St. Cloud Hospital shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday from an apartment in the 400 block of Park Meadows Drive in Waite Park, according to police.
The suspected shooter was spotted by law enforcement about 1 a.m. Sunday roughly 360 miles to the west near Bismarck and was arrested after a vehicle pursuit, police added. The Star Tribune generally does not identify suspects before they are charged.
The suspect, a 20-year-old from St. Cloud, remains in the Burleigh County jail on suspicion of homicide, being a felon in possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, auto theft, fleeing police and driving without a valid license.
Police have not disclosed a motive for the shooting or further details about the suspect’s capture.
Authorities have not released the identity of the victim; however, his sister said he was Bobby Williams, 19.
Thelma James said Williams attended St. Cloud Apollo High School and “had his struggles” that he was trying to overcome. She didn’t elaborate on her brother’s difficulties.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact police at 1-320-251-3281.