- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A double-fatal shooting in Williston happened after the two people who died went to an apartment to see a resident who was selling a car.

Police say the two were let into the security building and were inside the man’s apartment for less than half an hour before shots rang out.

The new information in the case in which details have been slow to come, The Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/1rnxA4p ) reported. Authorities are still investigating, and Police Detective Jacob Gregory says test results on evidence aren’t expected for weeks.

Twenty-four-year-old Diandre Lott and 23-year-old Donzell Washington died May 17. Authorities say they suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Police detained a man and a woman who lived in the apartment for questioning but then released them.

Williston Police Detective Jacob Gregory said that the man told authorities that he fired out of fear for his life. Gregory said the man and the woman have since left the state, but are still in contact with police.

“There are no charges because all the facts aren’t known. We’re waiting on all the facts before a decision is made,” Gregory said. “It’s still being investigated.”

Lott and Washington came to the western North Dakota oil patch hub from Cleveland.

Investigators continue to try and reach out to family and friends of Lott and Washington to help get more information about the shootings.


Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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