officer involved shooting

GF Co. State’s Attorney: Officer Involved Shooting Was Justified

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — Grand Forks County State’s Attorney says the officer involved shooting of Joseph Espinoza last month was justified. He crashed a stolen vehicle before breaking into a house and assaulting the homeowners. Espinoza was shot in the leg after refusing to drop his weapon. Corporal Brandon Rakoczy and Deputy Dustin Wadholm were placed on standard leave…

UPDATE: Names Released in Officer-Involved Shooting Sunday in Mahnomen Co.

MAHNOMEN CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Names are released in a chase and officer involved shooting in Mahnomen County on Sunday. Minnesota BCA says 20-year-old Shequoya Basswood of Mahnomen is being treated for gunshot injuries at Sanford in Fargo. The deputy who shot her is Dakota Czerny who has been with Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office for one year. He is on…

Southern Minnesota officer shoots and kills armed individual

MINNEAPOLIS – An officer in Olivia, Minnesota shot and killed a person the police department said was armed during an “altercation” in an alley early Sunday morning. According to the department, the “armed individual” confronted the officer. The person was taken to a nearby hospital but died there. The department did not identify the officer or the person who was…

Deputy shot, two suspects dead in Wadena County shootout

"A short time later, at least one of the motorists began shooting at the officers. One of the officers returned fire. All four were struck by gunfire."

WADENA COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — Two people are dead after an attempted traffic stop late Saturday evening in Wadena County. Around 8:48 Saturday night a Wadena County deputy attempted to stop a car for a traffic offence when the driver fled the scene. “We were driving home from Bemidji and we saw cars stopped on the road and we thought…

Suspect in Grafton Police shooting now faces federal drug charges

GRAFTON, N.D.–The suspect involved in the alleged attempted murder of Grafton Police Officer Lucas Campoverde is now facing federal charges for selling drugs. The North Dakota U.S. Attorney held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the charges against 37-year-old Ruben Cruz. Cruz reportedly sold drugs in South Dakota prior to the shooting in Grafton. Officials have charged Cruz on…