Dickinson police searching for April shooting suspects with possible gang ties
Dickinson police are asking for the public's help in identifying shooting suspects they believe are part of an organized street gang. Police are trying to determine the identity of several suspects and locate a vehicle involved in the April 30 sh...
Dickinson police are asking for the public’s help in identifying shooting suspects they believe are part of an organized street gang.
Police are trying to determine the identity of several suspects and locate a vehicle involved in the April 30 shooting in Dickinson’s Heartland Village mobile home community.
The incident, which wounded a man living in a nearby mobile home, is under investigation. However, police said in a statement released Tuesday that the investigation has been hampered by the transient nature of the suspects.
Police are searching for a silver 2007 Dodge Magnum with North Dakota license plate 789 AGL. The vehicle may have sustained damage, including bullet holes and broken glass from the gunfire. A number of vehicles have been seized and processed by police for evidence, including a black Scion.
Police believe the subjects may have left the area.
Gang activity in western North Dakota has been known about for the past few years, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Country Boy Crips, originally based out of Bakersfield, Calif., had moved 10 to 20 gang members to Dickinson around July 2013, according to a federal agent’s affidavit. The FBI believed the members may have came to the area to find jobs in the growing oil industry.
A July 2013 shooting in Minot revealed a group of men with Bakersfield gang ties, the suspects, were living in Dickinson at the time.
Anyone with any information related to the identity of the four individuals, three males and one female, in the pictures or the whereabouts of the Dodge Mugnum are encouraged to contact Dickinson police at 701-456-7759. Callers may remain anonymous.