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UPDATE: Son charged with father’s murder in Grand Forks

Published: Dec. 30, 2020 at 12:26 PM CST
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Grand Forks police have issued an arrest warrant for murder for Vincent Chase Villareal in connection to the Grand Forks homicide case.

Police say Villareal shot his father, 55-year-old Jeffrey Allen Shulzitski at the Budget Inn Express motel on December 4th, 2020.

Villarreal is currently incarcerated at the Polk Co. Correctional Center in Crookston, MN on unrelated charges.

The investigation is still open and anyone with information is urged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man named as a person of interest in a Grand Forks homicide investigation has been arrested in Crookston, Minn. Wednesday morning.

Crookston Police say around 10:50 Wednesday morning a high-risk arrest warrant was executed at the North Acres Estates trailer park in Crookston.

Officials say 28-year-old Vincent Chase Villarreal, of East Grand Forks was arrested on a warrant and transported to the Northwest Regional Corrections Center. Grand Forks have previously named Villarreal as a person of interest in the murder of 55-year-old Jeffrey Shulzitski. Police say they found Shulzitski’s body inside the Budget Inn on Dec. 5.

Police say 38-year-old Jose Angel DeLeon, of Crookston was also arrested on matters related to probation and/or court conditions and transported to jail.

DeLeon file mugshot
DeLeon file mugshot(Crookston Jail)

There were no injuries and the public was not in any immediate danger during the incident.

As of 1220 this afternoon, mugshots were not yet available for the two men.

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