Man Dies in Officer-Involved Shooting


The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Grand Forks.

At 3:17 Sunday morning, Grand Forks Police Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of South 22nd Street in response to the report of a suicidal subject, armed with a firearm. Officers arrived to find two individuals near the intersection of South 22nd Street and 24th Avenue South. One individual was armed with a firearm, and the other was in close proximity. The armed subject refused commands by officers, forcing the officers to discharge their firearms due to a perceived threat by the subject.

Officers summoned aid from Altru, but the armed subject did not survive. Names of the officers and subject are not being released at this time, pending family notifications.  

The two officers involved have been placed on administrative leave and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting, both per department policy.