Minot Police Department News Release
The Minot Police Department responded to a report of gunshots in the parking lot of the Lamplighter lounge at approximately 1:40 a.m. on 12/30/22. On arrival officers discovered a 36 year old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers determined that bar patrons witnessed the incident. During the incident one patron disarmed the suspect and was assisted by another in detaining him until police arrived.
Justin McDermott, 34 years old of Minot, was charged with murder. He is being held at the Ward Co. jail.
Victim information will be released after the family has had an opportunity to make all necessary notifications.