Fargo Police: Suspect and officer dead, two officers and a civilian are critically injured in Friday shooting

(Fargo, ND) -- Fargo Police are sharing additional updates following a fatal Friday afternoon shooting that killed an officer

A Fargo Police officer and the suspect died from injuries sustained during a shooting, Friday afternoon in Fargo. Three others are critically wounded from the incident; including two other responding police officers and a civilian. 

The Fargo Police Department  arrived on the scene of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on 25th Street South near 9th Avenue South around 3 p.m. on Friday; One witness says as she was looking at the crash one of the drivers pulled a rifle-like weapon from the trunk of the vehicle and shot multiple bullets in quick succession at the officers.  

"He pulls out a rifle out from the back of his trunk and aims it directly at the police - there were a couple of police that were standing in the middle of the street behind where the accident happened with the vehicle - and aims it, and I just hear him start spraying."

Several local agencies responded to the scene; including members of the the Cass and Clay County Sheriff's Departments. 

As a part of their investigation, Fargo police say they began searching a separate area located in the 2800 block of 23rd avenue south. A spokesperson says the investigation was to gather additional information. residents nearby were spoken to by authorities, and were asked to temporarily evacuate for the night.

Police formed a line outside of the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, Friday evening. After this, they made a processional that left Sanford Medical Center and drove East along I94. Officers also formed a professional that left Saturday morning to Grand Forks along I-29

The investigation is on-going and the identities of those involved are not being released at this time as the process of notifying family members is on-going.

WDAY Radio will carry live coverage of a press conference expected to start Saturday at 3:30 p.m.