(Fargo, ND) -- A first degree murder charge has been handed down by the State of North Dakota against a Fort Totten man.
Acting United States Attorney Nick Chase announced Thursday that a federal grand jury has indicted 34-year-old Cody James Belgarde on that charge.
An unsealed indictment alleges that Belgarde shot to death a juvenile male on the Spirit Lake Reservation on January 14th of this year.
The death was discovered after a report of a house fire at a residence in Fort Totten.
There is, however, no connection in this story to the officer involved shooting at Spirit Lake Reservation that took place Wednesday evening. They are considered separate incidents.