Female passenger found shot after vehicle stop in Minot listed in critical condition

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MINOT, North Dakota — The female passenger of a vehicle who was found shot after a traffic stop in Minot is listed in critical condition.

Police say that officers stopped a vehicle that was traveling at high speed early Sunday morning and determined that a 44-year female passenger had been shot.

Her name has not been released.

KXMC-TV reports that 31-year-old Robert Putney Jr. was arrested at the time to shooting victim was brought to the hospital. He was charged with driving under the influence and misdemeanor assualt.

Putney pleaded guilty to those charges Tuesday and is serving a 30 day sentence in the Ward County Jail.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Information from: KXMC-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

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