Friends and family of a Williston, N.D., shooting victim are raising money to support the man’s family.
Derrick Spiegel, 28, Williston, died early Saturday in a shooting outside a downtown Williston bar.
Spiegel, formerly of Vacaville, Calif., is survived by his wife, Jessica, and two young children.
An online fundraising effort had already raised more than $3,000 on Monday, and friends are planning a benefit event in Vacaville next month.
Longtime friend Ashley Mervau, who lives across the street from where Spiegel grew up in California, said friends and family were in shock after learning of his death Saturday. Spiegel, who worked in construction, moved to North Dakota for work, she said.
“He was one of the best friends that you could ever ask for,” Mervau said.
Response to the fundraising effort has been tremendous, Mervau said.
“It really just goes to show how many people loved and cared for him,” she said.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Lutheran Church in Williston. Visitation is Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the hour preceding the service at the church on Thursday. Everson Funeral Home in Williston is handling the arrangements.
Burial will be in California.
Authorities in Billings, Mont., apprehended Jonathan Peter Horvath, 46, Monday afternoon in connection with the shooting.
Lt. Sam Bofto of the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office said authorities apprehended Horvath, who was unarmed, after getting a tip that he had hitchhiked to town.
Horvath is expected to appear in court in Montana on Tuesday.