SHOOTING CLAIMS LIFE: Man shot ‘multiple times’ outside Dickinson apartment complex

Dickinson Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting death at Century Apartments in north Dickinson at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

A man who was shot multiple times after a verbal altercation Sunday evening at a Dickinson apartment complex has died, the Dickinson Police Department said.

Police Chief Dustin Dassinger identified the man killed as 37-year-old David Porter in a statement Monday afternoon.

In the statement, Dassinger said Porter was shot “multiple times after a verbal confrontation with the suspect(s).” The incident remains under investigation. Porter died at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sunday night.

The statement did not say if arrests had been made. Porter is not a Dickinson resident.

Police responded to Century Apartments on the 2100 block of 21st Street West at about 4:24 p.m. Sunday after a report of an African-American male being shot, according to statements released by the department Sunday and Monday. The shooting happened on the south side of the apartment complex, not far from the street.

Authorities are looking for a vehicle possibly involved in the shooting. It is described as a dark-colored Chrysler 300 with a model year range from 2005 to 2010. The car has out-of-state license plates and tinted windows. Anyone with information regarding the vehicle is asked to contact the Dickinson Police Department at 701-456-7759. A police officer at the scene Sunday night said that the public is not believed to be in danger.

Access to the apartment complex on 21st Street West — a well-traveled road on the north side of the city — was blocked off at Prairie Oak Drive and 10th Street West late Sunday night.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the police department investigated scene late into the night. A Dickinson Fire Department truck was parked along 21st Street West and used a light tower to illuminate the crime scene for investigators.

Dave Bauer of Bauer Property Management, which manages Century Apartments and has its office on the complex’s grounds, said Sunday that authorities informed him about the shooting but he didn’t have enough information to comment further.

Author: Dustin Monke

Former newspaper editor. Now I market the best baked goods and donuts in America. But every once in a while, I write a cool story too.

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