Arrest warrant issued for Moorhead man accused in Dilworth shooting

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DILWORTH — A Moorhead man has been charged with second-degree assault in connection to a Thursday morning, Nov. 12, shooting in Dilworth that left one injured.

Authorities continue to search for Dennis Scott Hackley, 37. The Forum was unable to obtain the criminal complaint filed Friday, but the charge suggests Hackley shot 37-year-old Christopher Lussier.

Officers found Lussier around 8 a.m. Thursday in an apartment stairwell about a quarter of a mile west of the Dilworth Elementary School. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police filed an arrest warrant against Hackley Friday afternoon, meaning if he has fled the state, he can be extradited to Minnesota. His whereabouts are unknown, Dilworth Police Chief Ty Sharpe said.

“Further charges may be added as the case is continuing,” the Dilworth Police Department said in a news release.


Police said Lussier and Hackley got into an argument before the shooting. Hackley fled the scene.

The shooting caused a brief lockdown at the school.

Anyone with information on the case or Hackley’s location is asked to call the Dilworth Police Department at 218-287-2666.

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