Yesterday morning, Fargo Police officers were called to Pioneer Manor, 201 11th Street North, because of a male calling for help from his apartment. Officers found Duane Darling with injuries that appeared to be caused by an assault. Darling was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
Officers and Detectives gathered evidence throughout the day and were able to determine that Darrell Peterson was the suspect in the crime. Thanks to a tip, patrol officers located Peterson at another apartment, where he was taken into custody. After reviewing evidence and the statements he made during his interview, Peterson was arrested for Class AA Murder.
At this time, it appears that Darling and Peterson knew each other, and this was not a random crime. Fargo's detectives will continue to work on this case and provide any additional evidence to the Cass County States Attorney to assist in prosecution of the crime.