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Arrest made in connection to morning shooting

Arrest made in connection to morning shooting

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A 28-year-old woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in a Monday morning shooting in Bismarck that left one man hospitalized.

According to Bismarck Police, Teresa Eckdahl, of Turtle Mountain, allegedly shot the 28-year-old victim at about 4:55 a.m. in an apartment building, located on the 300 block of Eastdale Drive.

The victim underwent emergency surgery Monday morning for a gunshot wound to his abdomen at CHI St. Alexius Health. Police said he is expected to recover.

Eckdahl has been charged with attempted murder, theft of property and prohibited possession of a firearm.

Police received a report of a domestic disturbance involving a male who was shot, according to an affidavit filed with Eckdahl's charges. The shooting took place in a back bedroom of an apartment, which is rented by a friend of the victim. The renter told police they awoke to an altercation in the bedroom where the victim was, and heard the victim yell, “Call 911, she shot me.” A neighbor, who shares an adjoining wall, also reported hearing the altercation and the victim yelling to call 911.

A 9mm Glock handgun was recovered inside the bedroom, as well as a bullet that had ricocheted off a wall.

After the shooting, Eckdahl apparently told police she had stolen the handgun just several hours prior. Police also recovered two spare magazines in her purse.

According to the affidavit, Eckdahl told police she had taken the gun out in the apartment, but did not elaborate on how the gun fired. She did concede that she had “racked the gun to get the round out.”

Eckdahl is prohibited to possess a firearm due to a felony theft conviction in 2015.

The victim was briefly interviewed at the hospital and identified Eckdahl as the shooter. He told police that Eckdahl pulled the gun from behind her back and shot him.

The investigation is ongoing.

(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or


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