Williston, ND (KEYZ) Twenty-seven year old Alex Eggleston of Minot is finally in custody Friday morning on pending charges, but in connection with a fatal shooting earlier in the day at a Williston Motel along the Million Dollar Way.
SWAT collared Eggleston after making entry into his home at approximately 10:45 Friday morning some six and a half hours after the shooting in the parking lot of Super 8 Motel in the 2300 block of Second Avenue W. Search warrants are in process and the victim, identified as 43 year old Vance Neset of Williston, has been taken to the ND State Medical Examiners’ Office to await autopsy.
It started this morning at about ten minutes before three am, when a series of rapid gun shots pierced the morning air, sparking calls to Williston Police, who responded to find Neset’s body in the parking lot, he was transported but was pronounced dead at the hospital. Witnesses told police that they’d seen the shooter take off north on Second Avenue and a manhunt begun.
The motive for the shooting is still not clear and the investigation is continuing by multiple agencies including Williston PD, Williams County Sheriff, BCI, Northwest Task Force and SWAT.