Update: North Dakota murder suspect arrested in Moorhead

Oscar Ortiz Murder Suspect Sought

Update from Moorhead Police: At approximately 3:15 pm today, Oscar Ortiz, age 25, was taken into custody without incident due to a successful day-long investigation. Ortiz was located under a stairwell of an apartment building in the 500 block of 32 Avenue South. A handgun was also located in the area. Ortiz will be held at the Clay County jail pending extradition for charges in North Dakota.


MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) – Moorhead police are searching for a murder suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

25-year old Oscar Ortiz is wanted for a shooting death in Killdeer, North Dakota on Sunday.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation contacted Moorhead Police early this morning(Tuesday)  regarding Ortiz. The BCI believes he was picked up in the area of the 3600 block of 8th Street South. Officers spotted Ortiz as he ran from the area. His vehicle was later found on Rivershore Drive.

Despite a K9 track and the use of the Moorhead drone team, he has not been found. It’s not known if Ortiz is still in the area or if he may have been picked up by someone else. A female friend was found and taken into custody.

He’s described as Hispanic, 5′-5″, 160 pounds wearing blue jeans and either a long sleeve blue t-shirt or no shirt.

Property owners in the area are asked to check their surveillance equipment for any sign of Ortiz.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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