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Bemidji man in custody, suspect still at large in shooting investigation

Law Enforcement

A Bemidji man is in custody after a shots fired investigation on Ridgeway Avenue, and officers are still looking for a person who fled the scene with a handgun.

According to a release from Chief of Police Mike Mastin, officers and Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 2830 Ridgeway Avenue Monday night on report of numerous gun shots among a group of people outside the apartment complex.

Officers found the west entrance glass doors were shattered and bullet holes in the frame of the doorway.

Twenty-five-year-old Michael Fineday was arrested for multiple offenses, including providing a false name, fleeing on foot, obstructing justice and two outstanding felony warrants for drugs and burglary.

A shotgun was recovered from another person at the scene.

According to the release, six people were engaged in a verbal argument, with the shotgun and a handgun displayed with numerous shots fired.

Another person is believed to have fled the scene prior to officer arrival, still in possession of a handgun and should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to come forward.