BISMARCK — A man is in custody at the Burleigh Morton Detention Center following a murder which took place at approximately 8:47 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, northwest of Bismarck.

The Bismarck Police Department initially responded to a report of a possible shooting and verified the incident in a rural area of the county.

Deputies with the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department investigated the location along the 5800 block of Burnt Creek Loop and found the deceased victim Robert Becker, a 47-year-old Bismarck man. During the investigation, deputies located and arrested Diego Antonio Ashton, age 28, of Bismarck.

Ashton is currently in custody awaiting charges.

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