Officer Killed, Two Injured In Fargo Shooting

Farago – Police in Fargo confirmed that one officer was killed and two others were injured after the shooting Friday afternoon. The suspect was also killed and a civilian was seriously injured.

The Fargo Police Department said no additional information could be provided by 3:30 p.m. press conference on Saturday.

Witnesses said other officers shot a man about 3 p.m. The Fridays. Soon after, authorities converged on a residential area about 2 miles (3.2 km) away and evacuated residents, citing evidence of gunfire

Witnesses said they saw and heard gunshots in the area. Shannon Nicole told KFGO Radio that she was driving at the time.

“I saw a traffic stop and as soon as I drove away shots were fired and police were on foot,” Nicole said. “My airbag went off and the bullet went through my driver’s door.”

Nicole said that a man grabbed her and told her to leave the area.

Chenoa Peterson told The Associated Press she was driving with her 22-year-old daughter when a man pulled out a gun and started shooting at police: “He keeps aiming and you hear the gunshots.” just, I was like.” , ‘Oh.’ God, that’s it! He’s shooting!'”

Peterson’s first instinct was to pull over and try to help, but he was convinced to leave with his daughter. “It’s amazing knowing that if you were 10 seconds ago, you could have gotten in,” he said.

Surveillance video provided by Fargo resident Alison Carlson captured the quick firing of the gun.

Bo Thi was working alone at a nail salon near the scene of the shooting when he heard what sounded like firecrackers or a motorcycle crash. The shooting did not cross his mind at the time, he said.

“We sincerely are asking for your patience and our community’s patience and understanding as the Fargo Police Department works through this incident,” Gregg Schildberger, chief communications officer for the city, told reporters at the scene later in the day. “This is very difficult on all of us. We are releasing as much information as we can at this point. … We appreciate all the messages from the community that have been given to us in support of our officers.”

Police and other local agencies across the region posted their sympathies for Fargo police on Facebook.

“Thinking of our brothers and sisters in Fargo,” read a post from the South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police.