Fargo Police release name of night club shooting victim

Published: May. 23, 2021 at 9:01 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Fargo Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting in the parking lot behind the Africa International Restaurant and Nightclub located at the 4500 block 7th Ave. S. Fargo Police tell us the incident happened shortly after 2:00 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the victim was 28-year-old Dominque Dewayne McNair, who was an employee at the club. People living in the area say they saw two vehicles leave the scene shortly after the shooting, but Fargo Police say several vehicles were seen leaving the parking lot at the time of the incident and have not yet released any suspect vehicles.

Court documents indicate that in April of 2021, McNair was charged in Cass County with felony Aggravated assault-Bodily injury with intent to cause serious bodily injury, Terrorizing and Unlawful possession of a firearm. A woman told police that back in April, she was picking up Cigarillos from Little Duke’s off of 33rd St. S. in Fargo when she picked up a man she only knew as Trap. The woman told police that Trap demanded she drive him to an unknown location and when she refused, he pointed a pistol at her head and said if she didn’t drive him to where he wanted to go, he would “splatter her brains on the door”.

The woman also told police that Trap punched her in the face and that he drove a muzzle of the pistol into her head. Court documents say that they were able to identify Trap as Dominique McNair from his Florida driver’s license.

Friends of the victim tell Valley News Live he was only on his second week working as a security guard at the night club. The victim’s friends say he was trying to break up a fight in the parking lot when the shots rang out.

According to the dispatch call log since late August, 2019 when the club moved in and between the hours of 9 P.M. to 4 A.M., there have been 76 calls made to the 4500 block. Most of the calls revolve around disturbances, fights and impaired drivers. However, three of the calls involved guns.

The Fargo Police Department is asking anyone with information to text a tip to FARGOPD to 847411 or call dispatch at 701-451-7660.

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