Moorhead police arrest resident following early morning assault

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MOORHEAD — The Moorhead Police Department arrested a resident following an assault that took place early Saturday morning, May 2.

The department responded to the call at approximately 6:07 a.m. from a residence on the 1100 block on 11th Street North. The caller reported a disturbance involving a gun, according to a press release.

Additional reports indicated that a male had been "pistol whipped" and that gunshots were fired in the area.

The suspect, Malik Lamar Gill, 22, was detained as he fled the residence. The Fargo-Moorhead Ambulance Service treated the only victim, an adult male, for head injuries after being struck by the weapon. He was not brought to the hospital for his injuries.

The Moorhead Police Department indicated that all individuals involved in the disturbance were known to one another and there is no threat to the public.


Gill is being held at the Clay County Correctional Center on second-degree assault charges, pending a court appearance.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota State Patrol provided assistance on the call.

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