3 arrested in connection to shooting in Moorhead

From left: Sam Payne Jr., Yorell Taylor and Abednego Thomas Jr. Photo: Moorhead Police Department. From left: Sam Payne Jr., Yorell Taylor and Abednego Thomas Jr.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: September 24, 2020 03:03 PM
Created: September 24, 2020 02:49 PM

Two people have been arrested in connection to a shooting in Moorhead earlier this month.

Moorhead Police said officers were called to the 1200 block of Fifth Street for a loud party that evolved into a shooting at about 12:52 a.m. on Sept. 19.


A 19-year-old, from Fargo, N.D., suffered a single gunshot to his lower leg. The suspects fled before officers arrived.

1 victim injured in Moorhead after a shooting; police searching for suspect

On Sunday, officers arrested 19-year-old Sam Payne Jr., of Moorhead, and 19-year-old Yorell Taylor, of Fargo, for weapons-related offenses and having stolen guns.

Police also arrested 20-year-old Abednego Thomas Jr., of West Fargo, on felony warrants and second-degree assault charges relating to the incident.

An investigation remains active.

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