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Published February 4, 2023

Minot Shooting and Arrest 

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Theophris Drake
Theophris Drake

 Minot Police Department 

Date: FEB 04 2023 Time: 0017 Hrs. 

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Type of incident: Shooting 

Location of incident: Dakota Lounge 

Identity of persons involved (unless protected): 

Name: Theophris Drake

Gender: M Age: 39

Address: Minot 

Involved agencies: Minot Police Department  

Summary of circumstances surrounding incident:  

Update 2/04/23: 

Minot Police arrested Theophris Drake in regard to this incident. He is charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Terrorizing, all felony level offenses. He was taken to the Ward County Jail where he awaits initial appearance.  

Original Release on Facebook: 

2/04/23 – Police responded to a shooting at the Dakota Lounge just after midnight.  

A suspect was taken into custody and two victims were transported to the hospital for what police believe are non-life threatening injuries.  

This investigation is ongoing, and more information will be available later this morning. 

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