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City of Minot News Flash

Posted on: August 9, 2023

Firearm discharged in southeast Minot mobile home park.

Media Release

The Minot Police Department was dispatched late in the evening on Aug. 8, 2023, for reports of gunshots in a southeast Minot mobile home park.

Upon arrival on the scene, officers made initial contact with the victims and identified the suspect as 21-year-old Bridger Watson, Minot. The victim's report claims that Watson discharged his firearm in the direction of one of the victims, who was sitting in a vehicle.

Watson also brandished his firearm in the direction of the second victim, according to the report. Officers located the firearm and a spent cartridge casing while on scene, and identified a bullet entrance on the victim’s vehicle.

Officers arrested Watson for one count of Reckless Endangerment (Extreme Indifference to the Value of Human Life), two counts of terrorizing, and one count of discharging a firearm within city limits.

The victims did not sustain any injuries during the incident.

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