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1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Waite Park Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a murder suspect in a Waite Park incident was arrested after a pursuit with law enforcement in North Dakota ended with the suspect crashing a possible stolen vehicle on Sunday.

The Waite Park Police Department says a shooting happened Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex on 460 Park Meadows Drive. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was brought to St. Cloud Hospital shortly after 2 p.m.

Not long after, he was pronounced dead. Waite Park police said Sunday the victim was a 19-year-old male with an address in St. Cloud. The victim's name has not been released.

Desmond Omandy Barzey Waite Park Shooting
(credit: Burleigh County Sheriff's Office)

A preliminary investigation named a suspect, who was arrested early Sunday morning after a chase near Bismarck, North Dakota. Police identified the suspect Sunday as 20-year-old Desmond Omandy Barzey. During the murder investigation, it was learned that Barzey was possibly heading west on Interstate 94 across North Dakota.

Authorities located a vehicle with no license plates and attempted a traffic stop, and the suspect vehicle fled. The chase ended with the suspect, identified as Barzey, crashing the vehicle and being taken into custody.

Meanwhile, investigators want anyone with information on the shooting to call 320-251-3281.


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