Drug deal gone wrong led to fatal shooting in north Fargo, court documents say

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Fargo Police responded to an incident report of shots fired that occurred at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, at the 2500 block of 7th St. N. in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum FARGO — A drug deal gone awry led to two men being shot, one fatally, in north Fargo this week, according to charging documents.

Reng Zechariah Ayong, 21, of Fargo appeared Thursday morning, May 14, in Cass County District Court on six charges, including a Class AA felony of murder for the shooting death of Fargo resident Anquine Lamont White, 39. Ayong faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.

Ayong and Darrell Lamont Simmons, 28, also of Fargo, were arrested Tuesday, May 12, in connection to the shooting that ended with a vehicle crashing on a boulevard at 25th Avenue North and Seventh Street North near the Hornbacher’s grocery store in the Northport Shopping Center.

According to court documents:

Simmons and White were trying to buy meth from Ayong while in a maroon Buick sedan. Ayong told Simmons to get a bag out of the trunk while the car was parked in a parking lot near Hornbacher’s. When he exited the vehicle, it drove away erratically.

Simmons told police shots were fired inside the vehicle as it drove away. Video footage also shows a physical altercation inside the car.

Ayong was driving the vehicle, White and Lee Arthur Fry Jr., 29, of Fargo were in the back seat, Simmons told investigators.Officers found White dead in the vehicle with multiple […]

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