Charges against the suspect in the Williston police shooting have been dismissed as the investigation continues

WILLISTON, N.Y. (KUMV) – A District Court judge has dismissed charges against a Williston man who police say fired a gun at them in December.

The state asked that three charges be dismissed against Eric Obregon, who was accused of shooting at police during a traffic stop. Williams County State’s Attorney Jaakan Williams said other agencies are looking into the matter and they want to wait for that investigation to be completed.

District Court Judge Paul Jacobson upheld the order to dismiss him without prejudice, meaning the charges can be brought again.

Obregon was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm and resisting arrest.

No officers at the scene were injured during the exchange of gunfire. Obregon was shot in the leg and medical attention was sought in Minot.

Obregon also faces terrorism and domestic violence charges from the previous incident.

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