McClusky - A McClusky man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a relative during an argument early Tuesday morning.
Sheridan County Sheriff Trent Naser said authorities were called to a house located at 502-2nd St. E. in McClusky for a shooting around 4:15 a.m. Naser said the victim, Joshua Zeeb, 29, was shot once in the abdomen with a handgun by his uncle, Bradley Roth, 51. Both men reside at the house, which is owned by Roth's mother, who is also Zeeb's grandmother.
Naser said an argument between the two men preceded the shooting. He said authorities don't yet have details concerning the nature of the argument.
"An argument broke out, both verbal and became physical inside the house," Naser said. "Then both individuals ended up outside the house somehow, and Mr. Roth had acquired a firearm from inside the house and shot Mr. Zeeb in the abdomen."
Zeeb was transported to a Bismarck hospital. Naser said the latest update he had heard on Zeeb's status Wednesday afternoon was that he was in stable condition.
Naser said as far as authorities know, Zeeb had just come home from work when the incident occurred.
Authorities are not yet releasing the type of handgun used, but Naser did say they believe it is registered to someone in the household. Naser said they believe the handgun was owned by Roth's father, who is deceased.
Roth is currently being held at the McLean County Jail. Naser does not know the date of his initial court appearance, but said there should be a bond hearing for Roth today.