Grand Forks Man Says Shooting was Self-Defense After Road Rage Incident

Bergland says the other driver had a knife

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks man accused of shooting another man at a convenience store has been charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment.

Authorities say the shooting stemmed from a case of road rage.

Jody Bergland Jr., 24, maintains he pulled the trigger to defend himself from an angry driver with a knife.

Police allege Bergland shot the man Monday afternoon near Valley Dairy and then fled.

He was arrested a short time later.

The victim was taken to a hospital with a shoulder wound not believed to be life-threatening.

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