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2 men charged with murder in Fargo food truck owner killing

June 10, 2019

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two men are charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of the owner of a barbeque food truck in downtown Fargo.

Nineteen-year-old Kareem Lee Byrd and 30-year-old Charles Edward Harris III were charged Monday in the death of Jason Halvorson last Friday. Authorities say Halvorson was shot with a .22-caliber revolver and a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.

According to the complaints, Harris told investigators that he was not directly involved in the shooting. Byrd said both of them fired multiple rounds at the victim.

KFGO-AM reports the shooting followed a dispute with Halvorson and took place outside his food trailer. He died about an hour after the shooting.

Bail for Byrd and Harris was set at $2 million each. Both remained in Cass County Jail.

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