Officer Near Death Following Fargo Standoff
A Fargo police officer shot during a standoff is not expected to survive. Here's the story so far...
According to the Fargo Forum, around 7 p.m. last night, a domestic disturbance in a home at 308 9th Avenue North escalated when a man in the home fired on officers and kept firing in the residential neighborhood. Negotiations were ongoing, but then gunfire erupted, and a Fargo police officer was shot.
Todd said at a 2 a.m. Thursday news conference at police headquarters that Officer Jason Moszer, 33, is a six-year veteran with the police department. He was shot by a suspect, who as of 4:30 a.m. is still in a standoff with police at a north Fargo residence, just blocks from the police department.
Officer Moszer's wound was described as, "not a survivable wound." It would be only the second shooting death of an officer in the city’s history. The last one? In 1882!
Law enforcement was worried enough about the situation that homes around the shooter were evacuated, and residents of the city were asked to stay indoors via the city's emergency contact network.
At 6 a.m. the standoff was resolved. Police believe they have found the shooter dead in the residence.