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Fargo Officer Andrew Dotas released from Sanford Medical Center

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — One of two Fargo police officers shot by a man who ambushed them and killed another officer last month has left the hospital. Officer Andrew Dotas walked out of Sanford Medical Center with his wife and child by his side on Saturday afternoon. Dozens of hospital staff, guard members and officers lined a path to the…

Fargo Police Gives Update on Officers Dotas and Hawes

Officer Andrew Dotas and Officer Tyler HawesFARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police Department issuing a great update on the two other officers injured by the shooter on July 14. They say Officer Andrew Dotas was recently able to walk without the assistance of a walker. He is listed in serious but stable condition at Sanford which is also where Officer…

Authorities now say Barakat was interviewed twice about weapons

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The man who killed a Fargo officer and wounded two others had another run-in with authorities during an apartment fire in September 2022. Fire crews spotted numerous weapons and propane tanks. He was interviewed by police even though Chief Zibolski says prior contact was “not anything significant”. Mohamad Barakat admitted to owning ten guns, 6,000…

Man who killed 1 Fargo officer, hurt 2, was interviewed about guns in 2021 after tip, FBI says

Mohamad BarakatMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The heavily armed man who killed one Fargo police officer and wounded two as they were investigating a traffic stop had been interviewed about his guns in 2021 after the FBI received a tip, authorities said Thursday. In a statement in response to questions from The Associated Press, the FBI and Fargo Police Department said the FBI received an anonymous…

Man who shot Fargo officers searched internet for ‘kill fast’ and for crowded area events, AG says

Mohamad BarakatFARGO, N.D. (AP) — The man who shot three Fargo police officers and a civilian, killing one of the officers before an officer killed him, searched the internet for terms including “explosive ammo” and “kill fast,” as well as for what crowded area events might be happening, authorities said Friday. Mohamad Barakat also used a “binary trigger” that allowed…

Businesses step up to help those affected in officer-involved shooting

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The F-M community is stepping up in a number of ways to help those involved in last week’s south Fargo shooting. You can support Officers’ Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes, the Wallin family and 25-year-old Karlee Koswick by going to any Bell Bank to donate through the Leadership Care Fund. “We know that the community understands…

Celebration of Life Planned for Officer Jake Wallin on July 26 in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Celebration of Life is planned for Fallen Fargo Police Officer Jake Wallin next Wednesday. It’ll be will held at 1 p.m. at Scheels Arena in Fargo. A funeral service for Wallin is scheduled for Saturday morning at Pequot Lakes High School with final law enforcement honors following the service. An escort will leave from the…