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Early this morning at 0056 hrs, Officers received a report of a possible gunshot inside of Beaver Ridge Plaza. The reporting party stated he heard what he believed to be a gunshot while in his apartment.
Officers responded and met with the reporting party and discovered a bullet hole in the ceiling of the reporting party’s bedroom. Officers found the bullet entered the bedroom and struck the dresser directly in front of the the areas the reporting party was sitting. The officers located the bullet on the floor in the bedroom.
The investigation led officers to the apartment directly above the reporting party where officers made contact with 27 year old Jillian Rose Eldridge of Texas. They learned through investigation that Eldridge was preparing to clean her gun and pulled the trigger, firing one round into the floor and into the apartment below. Eldridge was placed under arrest by the Minot Police Department for reckless endangerment and taken to Ward County Jail.REVIEWED BY: