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Shooting inquiry continues

A man killed Friday in south Moorhead witnessed a stabbing in Fargo three weeks ago, police records show. Nasean Terrell Jordan, 27, died from multiple gunshots about 2:20 p.m. Friday at 1411 20th St. S., Apt. 2. On Tuesday, a Moorhead police inv...

A man killed Friday in south Moorhead witnessed a stabbing in Fargo three weeks ago, police records show.

Nasean Terrell Jordan, 27, died from multiple gunshots about 2:20 p.m. Friday at 1411 20th St. S., Apt. 2.

On Tuesday, a Moorhead police investigator said authorities believe the person responsible for Jordan's death has fled the area.

Moorhead Lt. Robert Larson declined to elaborate further on the investigation, including whether police had identified a suspect or suspects.

However, authorities are looking for as many as three black men who may be tied to the case, he said.

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A woman who lives in the apartment, Jenny Garcia, 21, was treated and released from a local hospital for a gunshot wound to her thigh.

Garcia's friend, Nikki Johnson, arrived at the scene immediately following the shooting.

Garcia told Johnson that a man buzzed the apartment in the secured building and identified himself as someone Garcia and Jordan knew.

"Somebody walked in and started shooting," Johnson said Friday. Garcia told Johnson she didn't recognize the man.

 Johnson said when she arrived, Garcia's hair was wet and it appeared she had recently taken a shower after work.

Johnson said Jordan, the only other person in the apartment, was lifeless on the loveseat when she arrived.

It's believed Jordan, a native of Chicago, had not been in the Moorhead area for very long, Larson said.

Fargo police identified Jordan as a witness to a fight Aug. 13 between two women that ended in a stabbing.

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Cass County court records say 19-year-old West Fargo woman, Yolanda Michelle Duncan, later told police she stabbed 21-year-old Charity Maack with a kitchen knife in self-defense.

Duncan was charged in Cass County District Court with aggravated assault, and Mack, who police said was stabbed twice, had to have her spleen removed.

The incident happened at 1001 8th Ave. N., the home of another woman who knew both Duncan and Maack.

Jordan, the only other person present during the fight, was never reached by investigators for an interview, Fargo Police Lt. Tod Dahle said.

After the Moorhead shooting, police asked for help in locating a green 1996 or 1997 Ford Taurus with Illinois license plates, which may have been used in connection with Friday's shooting.

Residents of the building where the shooting occurred said their apartment complex had been relatively trouble-free prior to Friday.

"It was a really, really good neighborhood," Shireen Suleiman said Tuesday.

Suleiman, who has lived in the building for about a year, said she still isn't worried about where she lives.

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"I'm not scared," she said.

Sadie Olson, who lives across the hall from where the shooting happened, said she is "a little more nervous" than she was before the shooting but doesn't plan to move.

"My roommate doesn't feel comfortable at all. She's the worried one," Olson said.

Olson, who moved into the building about two weeks ago, said she was home when the shooting occurred but she didn't realize the loud noises she heard were gunshots until police showed up.

The investigation Friday night prompted police to surround an apartment building at 4303 9th Ave. Circle in Fargo, where officers questioned people but didn't make any arrests.

Jordan was living in Kokomo, Ind., in April when a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Howard County Circuit Court, according to a story published in the Kokomo Tribune.

The warrant was for maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony and for possession of marijuana.

The felony charge related to maintaining a place for dealing drugs.

Kokomo is a small city about 150 miles southeast of Chicago.

Reporters Dave Forster and Amy Dalrymple contributed to this story.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555.

I'm a reporter and a photographer and sometimes I create videos to go with my stories.

I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and in my time with The Forum I have covered a number of beats, from cops and courts to business and education.

I've also written about UFOs, ghosts, dinosaur bones and the planet Pluto.

You may reach me by phone at 701-241-5555, or by email at dolson@forumcomm.com
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