UPDATE: Wahpeton man shot cousin in chest, court papers allege

Shawn Lee Lane.
Shawn Lee Lane.(VNL)
Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 8:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2023 at 2:50 PM CDT
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WAHPETON, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Official charges have been filed after police say a man shot his cousin Saturday afternoon.

Wahpeton Police were called around 4:30 p.m. on June 3 to the 1300 block of 12th St. N. The woman who called 911 said she was outside of the apartment building administering first aid to the 34-year-old male victim that had been shot in the chest. The victim has not yet been named by officials. Lane and the victim are cousins.

Shortly after arriving to the scene, police issued a shelter in place for a six-block radius and evacuated people living in the building. 37-year-old Shawn Lee Lane is charged in Richland County Court with felony attempted murder and discharge of a firearm inside city limits.

When interviewed by police, Lane admitted to shooting his cousin, and police found a handgun inside Lane’s apartment.

Lane will be seen again in court on July 10.