Man shot and killed by police following high-speed chase in West Fargo

Man shot and killed by police following high-speed chase in West Fargo Click to Enlarge

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) - A man was shot and killed by police following a high-speed chase in West Fargo Monday night. West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke says the incident began around 8 p.m. when the man refused to pull over for a traffic stop.

Janke says there was a high-speed chase, the suspect rammed a squad car and eventually stopped in a driveway in the 1000 block of 11th Street West.

“At that time, the Red River Valley SWAT Team and negotiations team were called in” Janke said. “During that time, the suspect exited the vehicle, presented himself as an imminent threat to the SWAT officers—and officers engaged him, firing their weapons.”

Janke says the suspect was taken by ambulance to Sanford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Nearby residents were told to stay inside until the incident was over.

The name of the suspect has not been released. Janke says The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation has taken over the case.

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