WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Bond has been set at $2 million for a Minot man accused of killing a man in Williston.

Twenty-seven-year-old Alex Eggleston is charged with murder and a weapons count in the fatal shooting Friday of 43-year-old Vance Neset. He could face life in prison if convicted of murder.

Eggleston doesn't have a listed attorney. A message left at a telephone listing for him in Minot wasn't returned. He's due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 17.

Authorities say the shooting happened after Eggleston allegedly approached Neset and another man outside a hotel and was rebuffed when he asked for alcohol and cigarettes.

Neset is the stepson of former North Dakota Board of Higher Education Chairwoman Kathleen Neset.