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UPDATE: North Dakota murder suspect arrested in Moorhead

UPDATE: North Dakota murder suspect arrested in Moorhead Photo: Moorhead Police Department .

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Updated: July 27, 2021 04:46 PM
Created: July 27, 2021 06:39 AM

UPDATE: A North Dakota murder suspect has been arrested in Moorhead. 

According to police, at about 3:15 p.m., 25-year-old Oscar Ortiz was taken into custody without incident due to what law enforcement calls a "successful day-long investigation." 

Ortiz was located under a stairwell of an apartment building in the 500 block of 32 Avenue South. A handgun was also recovered in the area. He will be held at the Clay County Jail pending extradition for charges in North Dakota.

Further details are not available at this time. 

The following is a previous version of this story. 


The Moorhead Police Department attempted to locate a North Dakota murder suspect who ran from officers early Tuesday morning. 

According to police, the Moorhead Police Department was contacted by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to assist in locating 25-year-old Oscar Junior Andujar Ortiz, a murder suspect. Ortiz is connected to a fatal shooting in rural Killdeer, North Dakota, on Sunday.  

Officers responded to the area of 3600 block of Eight Street South, an area the BCI believed Ortiz would be picked up. 

Police said officers believed to have spotted Ortiz, and he ran from the area after being spotted. His vehicle was later found on Rivershore Drive South and impounded. Despite a K9 track and assistance from the Moorhead Fire Department drone team, Ortiz has not yet been located. 

According to police, it is unknown if Ortiz is still in the area or if he was picked up at another location and a female acquaintance of the suspect was located and taken into custody.

Police said Ortiz should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’5”, 160 lbs, wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved blue t-shirt or no shirt.

If anyone has any immediate information, please call 911. The Moorhead Police Department is asking property owners in the area to check their surveillance equipment. Anyone with delayed information can contact the Red River Valley Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660 and ask to speak with a Moorhead Supervisor. 


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