November 22, 2021

USA: A 35-Year-Old Man With A Long Criminal Record Was Charged Thursday With 3 Counts Of Murder In The Shooting Deaths At A Fargo Factory Of A Man And A Woman Who Was 8 Months Pregnant.

Valley News Live published November 18, 2021: News North Fargo Shooting November 17 2021 

Valley News Live
written by Bailey Hurley and Gretchen Hjelmstad
Wednesday November 17, 2021

FARGO, N.D. - Two people have died, and the apparent suspect turned himself in, after a shooting in north Fargo Wednesday afternoon.

According to Police Chief David Zibolski, the shooting happened at Composite America, located at 401 27th St. N.

Zibolski says when officers arrived, they found two people with gunshot wounds. A man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A woman received extensive medical attention, but died on the scene. Scanner traffic indicated the woman was pregnant and shot in the abdomen, but at this time, that has not been confirmed.

Shortly after the shooting, police say 35-year-old Anthony Reese turned himself in at the police department. He is currently being held at the Cass County Jail on two counts of murder. Police say they recovered a weapon on the scene, which they believe was used in the shooting.

A deep dive into Reese’s criminal history shows he is a registered, low-risk sex offender in North Dakota. Court documents show he was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Benson County, Minn. in 2014. Reese’s conviction makes it illegal to possess a firearm. Reese is ordered to register as a sex offender until 2029.

On the North Dakota Sex Offender Registry, Reese’s last known employer address is listed as 401 27th St. N., which is the same address as today’s homicide. The address was last updated as of Nov. 8. Several sources tell Valley News Live Reese was fired from his job Wednesday morning, just hours before he opened fire. Fargo Police have not been able to confirm that detail with VNL at this time.

Court records also show a laundry list of offenses against Reese over the last 10 years including multiple convictions of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault, several drug convictions and documents say he was convicted in 2015 for being in possession of another firearm.

“I think we’re comfortable saying at this point that we have the person we believe responsible in custody, and I think the big thing here is taking care of the victims and their families and getting the scene processed,” Zibolski said at a media briefing Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they will remain on scene for several hours as the investigation continues. More information is expected to be released Thursday, once investigators are able to sort out the details of what happened.
The Epoch Times
written by The Associated Press
Saturday November 20, 2021

FARGO, N.D.—A 35-year-old man with a long criminal record was charged Thursday with three counts of murder in the shooting deaths at a Fargo factory of a man and a woman who was eight months pregnant.

Anthony Reese Jr., of Moorhead, Minnesota, is charged with killing 43-year-old Richard Pittman, 32-year-old April Carbone, and her unborn child after an argument Wednesday at Composite America. He made his first court appearance Thursday, where a judge set his bond at $2 million and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 16.

If convicted of murder, Reese faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. His public defender at Thursday’s hearing, Eric Thomas, told The Associated Press he couldn’t comment on the case while it’s ongoing.

Factory workers told police that Pittman and Carbone were dating and that she was expecting a baby girl who they planned to name Layla.

Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting an active shooter Wednesday afternoon and discovered the victims. Carbone died at the scene and Pittman was declared dead at a hospital.

Authorities said Pittman, Reese and another employee, Pourdeye Kegbeh, had been involved in an altercation on the factory floor prior to the shooting. Management ordered Reese to leave the business but he returned a short time later and confronted Pittman, Kegbeh said.

Kegbeh told police that Reese pulled out a handgun and shot Pittman numerous times before he turned and fired multiple shots at Carone.

Police said Reese then drove to the Fargo Police Department and turned himself in. He told officers that he had ditched the gun in a residential neighborhood, and investigators later found the 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Detectives also recovered multiple 9mm cartridge casings at the crime scene.

The shooting wasn't Reese's first brush with the law. In 2014, he was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Benton County, Minnesota, and he has to register as a sex offender until 2029. He also has convictions for domestic assault, illegal gun possession, selling and possessing illegal drugs and violating no contact orders.

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