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Man accused of shooting woman, baby has violent criminal history

Malik Gill previous mugshot
Malik Gill previous mugshot(VNL)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 6:43 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - New court documents are revealing the man suspected of opening fire on a woman and her 8-month old child at a Fargo restaurant shooting has a violent criminal history in both North Dakota and Minnesota. Police say 24-year-old Malik Gill, of Moorhead, MN is responsible for the shooting at Plaza Azteca on May 18 that sent a 21-year-old mother and her baby to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Gill was a convicted felon out of Minnesota which meant he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. Court documents say in May 2020, Gill pistol-whipped and injured a party-goer, threatened others in the Moorhead home with the gun and even fired the handgun twice outside the home on the porch.

In January 2021, Gill was convicted on one of four charges and was sentenced to 90 days in jail on top of five years of supervised probation.

A warrant was out for Gill’s arrest at the time of the shooting on charges of domestic assault in Cass County. According to court records, Gill was charged on April 21 for shoving his girlfriend to the ground, grabbing her by the throat and pushing her. A no-contact order was put in place against Gill to keep him away from the female victim. The victim in that incident is the same victim in Thursday’s shooting.

Valley News Live is not naming her until officials have formally released it.

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