On November 25, 2019 at approximately 2:53 p.m., Grand Forks Police were notified of a discharge of a firearm within an apartment. The renter of the apartment notified police that he had mishandled a handgun inside the residence when a round was discharged. The round went into the apartment wall towards the exterior of the building and was lodged somewhere in the wall. Nobody was injured during the incident. Suspect is identified as Jesse Rich, 24 year old Grand Forks resident. A citation for Discharge of a Firearm within city limits Prohibited was issued.
The Grand Forks Police Department responds to several of these calls per year and would like to remind people to properly check and unload their firearms prior to handling.