LIVE: Grand Forks Police Officer dead after shootout at apartment building


UPDATE – Grand Forks Police says an officer is dead following a shooting at a Grand Forks apartment building.

Lt. Derik Zimmel says a Grand Forks Sheriff’s Deputy received non-life threatening gunshot wounds and is in stable condition at Altru Hospital and Salamah Pendleton, who initiated gunfire, is also in the hospital.

A woman who also died from gunshot wounds in the apartment has not been identified.

Police have also not announced any charges.

“There’s a hole in my heart that can never be plugged. These people wear a badge, these people protect your community, these people ask for nothing in return other than an honest salary. Remember, it is not how this officer died, it is how this officer lived that made him a true hero,” Grand Forks Police┬áChief Mark Nelson said.


GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A woman is dead and two officers and a male are hurt after gunshots rang out at a Grand Forks apartment Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at 2627 South 17th Street.

Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel says officers were service a warrant around 2:30 and a male started shooting at them.

A female died from the gunfire and a Grand Forks Police Officer and a Grand Forks County Deputy were hurt. The officers and the male were taken to Altru Hospital.

Authorities are asking people to avoid the area of the 2600 block of South 17th Street.

We have a crew at the scene and will update you with the latest information once we receive it online and on KVRR Local News at 6:00 and 9:00.

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