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Suspect in Grand Forks murder arrested in St. Paul

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Suspect in Grand Forks murder arrested in St. Paul
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GRAND FORKS — Only two hours after Jose Luis Lopez’s funeral began in Park River the St. Paul (Minn.) Police Department announced it had arrested a suspect wanted in the 24-year-old’s murder.

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Delvin Lamont Shaw, 29, was arrested without incident Saturday at a St. Paul residence, according to Grand Forks police.

Police say Shaw and Dametrian Marcel Welch, 18, both of Winston-Salem, N.C., broke into Lopez’s Grand Forks apartment early Tuesday and shot him. Lopez later died of his wounds at a hospital.

Grand Forks police Lt. Dwight Love said the department was able to track Shaw by following a variety of leads and with help from St. Paul police and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Shaw has been charged with murder and burglary and is thought to have been the one who shot Lopez, according to court documents.

Love said the process to extradite Shaw to North Dakota will begin sometime this week.

Police arrested Welch on Wednesday in Grand Forks on an unrelated warrant for failure to pay fines. He was being held in the Grand Forks County Correctional Center on a $500,000 bond.

In addition to murder, Welch also faces a charge of conspiracy to commit burglary.

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