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Fargo standoff leads to cop shooting; suspect dead

Fargo Police

A man who allegedly shot a Fargo police officer during a standoff in North Fargo is dead.

The standoff started in a home, after a man was reported to have fired shots at family members. Police officer Jason Moszer (mow-zhur) was shot, and he suffered what doctors termed a non-survivable wound.

Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd says the standoff ended shortly before 7 am – and police say the shooter’s body was found inside.

“We don’t know if he’s deceased because we engaged him with gunfire, or if he did something to himself," said Todd at a Fargo news conference. "That will be borne out in the investigation.”

Todd says his main job now is to comfort Moszer’s family, and to be there for his fellow officers.

“Well, law enforcement is a tight family," said Todd. "You work the streets with those guys every day. It’s a brotherhood and a sisterhood. And so that’s what it’s like – losing a brother.” 

North Dakota’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation will now try to determine what happened.

(KFGO radio contributed to the story.)

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