Update: Police looking for suspect in fatal Maple Grove Township shooting
The Becker County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday, June 9, in a Maple Grove Township residence, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes.
Ronald Wayne Elias Thompson III, 18, of Detroit Lakes, is being sought in connection with the investigation. Thompson is known to carry firearms and currently has felony warrants for firearms and parole violations.
Anyone with information about the incident or Thompson's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or contact the Becker County Sheriff's Office at 218-847-2661.
The victim, Jamie Lee Bevins Jr., 27, of Ogema, was shot dead in the Maple Grove Township residence around 3:17 a.m. according to a news release from police.
Officers believe the killing did "not appear to be random," according to a news release.
While the investigation is still underway, and police are searching for Thompson, the Sheriff's Office says they do not believe there is a threat to the public.