UPDATE: Armed and dangerous suspect on the loose in metro

Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 4:05 AM CDT
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MOORHEAD, MINN. (Valley News Live) - A murder suspect considered armed and dangerous is on the loose in the metro.

Police tell Valley News Live Oscar Ortiz was the focus of a massive search in south Moorhead that brought out a police K9 and drones.

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 27, officers thought Ortiz could be in the 3600 block of 8th St. S. in Moorhead. When officers arrived, they say authorities spotted Ortiz but he ran off. His vehicle was later found on Rivershore Dr. and impounded.

A woman who knows Ortiz was picked up during the search and taken into custody.

The suspect is wanted in connection to a murder in Killdeer, ND on July 25.

Oritz is described as a 25-year-old hispanic man, about 5″5′ and 160 lbs. He was last spotted wearing blue jeans and either a long sleeve t-shirt or no shirt at all.

If you see Ortiz, you could not approach him and call 911 right away.

Stay with Valley News Live as we continue to dig for information on this story.

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