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Second GF Murder Suspect Arrested in Twin Cities

UPDATE: Second GF Murder Suspect Arrested in Twin Cities

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SATURDAY UPDATE: 2:30 p.m: Grand Forks Police say the second suspect wanted for the Tuesday shooting death of Jose Lopez is in custody.


From Grand Forks Police: Shortly after Noon Saturday, officers from the St. Paul Police Department and the U.S. Marshalls Service working in conjunction with investigators from the Grand Forks Police Department, were able to serve the arrest warrants for Murder and Burglary on Delvin Lamont Shaw without incident at an address in the City of St. Paul. He was transported to the Ramsey County Jail where he is being held until further notice.

The other suspect -- 18-year-old Dametrian Welch, who is suspected of burglary and conspiracy to commit murder -- was in custody at the Grand Forks County Jail Wednesday.


The Grand Forks Police Department would like to thank the citizens of Grand Forks for their continued cooperation and patience. Even though the both suspects have been arrested and confined; we are still continuing our investigative efforts and would appreciate any additional information regarding this case by contacting the Grand Forks Police Department the following ways:

            •           Calling 701-787-8000

            •           Text a Tip by texting the word; “Tipster”

            •           Going to our GFPD Webpage and click on the “GF Regional Tip a Cop” icon.

            •           Facebook


  Original story: 
One man is dead and police are still looking for suspects, following an early morning shooting in Grand Forks. The male victim has been identified as Jose Luis Alphonso Lopez, a 24-year-old male, originally from the Park River area.

 Police were called to an apartment building at 2021 South 17th Street, Apartment 201 at 1:46 a.m. Tuesday, after receiving a report of a shooting. A next-door neighbor says he heard two gunshots. The victim, suffering multiple gunshot wounds was taken to Altru Hospital, where he died.

  Lt. Dwight Love, Grand Forks Police: “As a citizen I would be concerned. We don’t have anybody we can point to and say this is the reason. Why we’re doing it or why it happened or who it is. So, I would be concerned as a citizen.”
  Police aren't saying whether children were in the apartment at the time of the shooting.
  Some next door neighbors say they didn't hear a thing, until police knocked on their doors. Aaron Ochsner, Neighbor: “Didn’t know what was going on. We heard fragments, bits of what was going on.”

Reporter: “Cops just wanted to know if you’d seen anything?”

Ochsner: “Yeah.”

  Another resident says the smell of marijuana is always prevalent in these apartments and he’s positive there are drug sales going on. But at this point, police aren’t saying whether drugs played any part in the shooting.

Reporter: “Were drugs involved in this?”

Lt. Dwight Love: “At this point it’s early in the investigation. We have a lot of information coming into us. We have a lot of people responding, a lot of people concerned and we’re getting good information.”

  Police were also documenting tire tracks on the lawn of the apartment building, as the search for suspects in this murder continue.  If you have any information regarding this case, you’re asked to contact Grand Forks Police.



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