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State investigates fatal police shooting in West Fargo

March 13, 2018

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating a fatal shooting by police in West Fargo.

Authorities say a man was killed by officers following a traffic chase and standoff Monday night. West Fargo Police Heith Janke says the pursuit began about 8 p.m. when the man refused to pull over for a traffic stop. Janke says the suspect rammed a squad car and eventually stopped in a driveway.

KFGO reports the Red River Valley SWAT Team and negotiators were called to the scene. Janke says police believed the man had weapons in his truck. The chief says the suspect eventually got out of his vehicle and “presented himself as an imminent threat” to officers who shot him.

West Fargo spokeswoman Melissa Richards declined to say whether the man was armed. He has not been identified.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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