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Officer shot in Fargo standoff, injuries life-threatening; Suspect dead

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FARGO, N.D.  —  Police say a suspect in the shooting of a North Dakota police officer has been found shot to death in the home where he barricaded himself for about 11 hours. The injured officer is not expected to survive.

Police Chief David Todd says a SWAT team entered the Fargo home shortly before dawn Thursday and found the man’s body. Todd says he doesn’t know if the suspect was hit in an earlier exchange of gunfire with a SWAT officer or if he shot himself.

Police said the officer who was shot is not expected to survive.

Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson says 33-year-old Officer Jason Moszer responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near a home the suspect was barricaded inside.

Anderson says the suspect fired multiple rounds from inside the home and struck Moszer. A SWAT team took Moszer to a medical facility, where his family was with him.

Anderson says the six-year veteran of the force is “not expected to survive.”

Authorities have checked on nearby residents and don’t believe anyone else is injured.

The incident began around 7 p.m. after a report that the suspect had fired a gun at his family.

The standoff is ongoing. Anderson says authorities haven’t made contact with the suspect.


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