New details emerge on Grand Forks homicide
Grand Forks, ND - At about 2 a.m. Tuesday, two intruders kicked open a Grand Forks apartment door, awakening the 24-year-old man inside who died shortly thereafter of gunshot wounds, according to a recently filed court document.
The affidavit of probable cause was filed with the Grand Forks District Court and implicates Delvin Lamont Shaw, 29, in the murder of Jose Luis "Joe" Lopez. The document says that Shaw and Dametrian Marcel Welch, 18, arrived at Lopez's apartment at 2021 S. 17th St. and knocked briefly on his door in the dead of night.
Lopez and his fiancee Kelsie Waller were sleeping until Shaw allegedly broke into the apartment, kicking the door open.
With Welch allegedly behind him, Shaw allegedly entered the apartment where a physical struggle between Shaw and Lopez broke out according to the document.
Shaw allegedly shot Lopez three times during the struggle, according to the court document.
After police arrived on the scene, Lopez was transported to Altru Hospital where he later died of his injuries.
The affidavit was compiled based on police investigation and witness testimony.
Shaw is wanted by police for murder and burglary. Welch, who was arrested Wednesday on an unrelated city warrant for failure to pay fines, is wanted for conspiracy to commit murder and burglary. Welch is currently confined in the Grand Forks County jail.