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September 26, 2018

Suspect arrested in Fargo homicide

FARGO, N.D. — Police have arrested a suspect in a Fargo homicide.

Authorities say a 44-year-old man was taken into custody at a home west of Rochester about 7:30 p.m. Monday by tactical officers. The Moorhead, Minn., man is wanted in the death of Gabriel Perez. He was fatally shot early Saturday as he sat on a curb outside a McDonald’s restaurant near downtown Fargo.

Police say the suspect surrendered after officers ordered him to come out of the house. Officials have not released a motive for the fatal shooting.

Charges dropped for mother in hit-and-run case

ST. PAUL — Criminal charges have been dismissed for a mother accused of helping her son cover up his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run crash in St. Paul.

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office says charges against Abbey Hegner were dropped in order to secure a guilty plea from her son. Dustin Hegner Royce has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Jose Hernandez Solano. He was biking home from work when he was struck and killed Nov. 26.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Abbey Hegner was charged with evading an offender for allegedly helping her son cover his tracks following the hit-and-run crash. Hegner Royce was sentenced to four years in prison for Solano’s death.

— Associated Press

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