Dickinson man shot; Arrest made in Friday evening shootingOne man was hospitalized and another arrested Friday evening after a shooting on Fifth Avenue Southeast in Dickinson, authorities said.
One man was hospitalized and another arrested Friday evening after a shooting on Fifth Avenue Southeast in Dickinson, authorities said.
A 21-year-old Dickinson man, whose name was not released, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and then to Medcenter One in Bismarck. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds from a handgun, according to a Dickinson Police Department press release.
Michael L. Pope, 22, of Dickinson, was taken into custody at the scene.
Pope’s neighbor, who identified himself only as Tony B., said the incident occurred outside Pope’s trailer after the victim came over.
“He just came over here going crazy and the guy shot him five times,” Tony B. said. “All I know is the guy came over here, broke the windows out of the vehicle, started swinging at the door, and Mikey pulled the gun and shot him.”
He was inside his own trailer when the incident occurred, he said.
“I was scared those bullets were going to come through the trailer,” Tony B. said.
Tony B. said he didn’t know the victim, but said he was trying to fight twice Friday evening before coming to the trailer.
The first incident was at a bar and then as they were driving away from the bar, the victim was in a physical altercation with Pope until he was kicked out of the car, Tony B. said.
“Mike’s a good kid,” Tony B. said. “I can tell you right now he was probably scared for his life after being beat on in the back seat of that car.”
Tony B. said he believes the victim was shot in the abdomen.
“I didn’t think he was going to make it when he left,” he said.
The victim is “believed to be in stable condition,” according to the release.
The incident occurred at about 10 p.m., according to the DPD.
Pope was transported to the Dickinson Law Enforcement Center and is being held at the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, according to the release.
“Alcohol was a factor, and the victim and suspect are acquaintances sharing the same employer,” the released stated.
No further information was available Saturday.