1 dead in weekend shooting in Hankinson

2011-04-04T11:15:00Z 2011-04-04T11:27:16Z 1 dead in weekend shooting in Hankinson Bismarck Tribune
April 04, 2011 11:15 am

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.

Copyright 2016 Bismarck Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

(6) Comments

  1. mdngal
    Report Abuse
    mdngal - April 09, 2011 1:12 pm
    Maybe Hankinson stuck in your mind because I think it was there a couple of years ago that some people had sex on a pool table in a bar or something. That might be the connection you are making to the town. Wonder if they were allowed to smoke in the bar when then were finished?
  2. sweet666
    Report Abuse
    sweet666 - April 08, 2011 4:55 pm
    thanks frank and mdngal. i dont know why i thought it was hankinson.
  3. mdngal
    Report Abuse
    mdngal - April 08, 2011 2:20 am
    Sweet666 - I think that other murder was in Cooperstown, if I remember right.
  4. Frank J
    Report Abuse
    Frank J - April 08, 2011 2:19 am
    sweet666 said: "im not sure but...wasnt there another murder in hankinson around new years where they only found the guys head? or am i crazy?"

    You're thinking of the Cooperstown murder. Still haven't found the rest of the victims body.

  5. sweet666
    Report Abuse
    sweet666 - April 07, 2011 7:40 pm
    im not sure but...wasnt there another murder in hankinson around new years where they only found the guys head? or am i crazy?
  6. DakotaKid
    Report Abuse
    DakotaKid - April 04, 2011 10:36 am
    SomeBody said that there was a party in town and a few of the people at the party were from out of town. and after having drinks they left to go to the house of a friend and got it confused with a differnt house. and when they tried to get in the homeowner pulled a shotgun and protected his property..This is just the word on the street..so sad
Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick