Police: Fatal North Dakota Apartment Shooting May Have Been Self-Defense


GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA — The Grand Forks Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred on April 1 at the Stanford Manor apartment building.

Dwight Cross, 53, was shot by 24-year-old Javon Lowery during a brief argument. Authorities have not made any arrests, as they believe Lowery’s actions may have been in self-defense, according to the Grand Forks Herald.

The incident occurred when Cross brandished what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun, which was later identified as a pellet gun. Lowery then fired multiple shots, with one hitting Cross in the chest. Lowery subsequently called 911, and his account of the event was corroborated by witnesses at the scene.

According to investigators, Cross and Lowery did not know each other personally, and Lowery did not reside at the apartment. The motive behind their altercation remains unclear, and the Grand Forks Police Department has not provided a timeline for when the case will be handed over to prosecutors.


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