HANKINSON, N.D. (AP) - The Richland County Sheriff's Office is investigating a weekend shooting death in the southeast North Dakota town of Hankinson.
Sheriff Larry Leshovsky told KFGO radio that Brian Smith, 35, of Hankinson was shot by a 55-year-old man in the driveway of the man's home. He said the two didn't know one another beforehand, and there was an altercation before the shooting.
Leshovsky said the shooter claimed he was acting in self-defense, and was not immediately arrested.
The shooting happened about 4 a.m. Sunday. Smith was pronounced dead at a hospital in Breckenridge, Minn.