Man in custody after shooting at police, officer injured in incident

Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 9:52 AM CST
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UPDATE: A suspect who is in custody after a shooting in downtown Fargo early Friday morning has a felony record in Williams County for discharge of a firearm within city limits and terrorizing.

Fargo Police say early Friday morning 54-year-old Henry Aiken fired at them with a revolver and then into the Radisson lobby where he was arrested at gunpoint.

Aiken was arrested in 2015 for walking into Bethel Lutheran Home, pushing women into a room, pointing a gun at them, and then firing one round into the door. No one was injured.

Fargo police say an officer injured his hand in Friday's incident when he accidentally fired his patrol rifle.

He is expected to be ok.

Aiken faces a charge of aggravated reckless endangerment.

ORIGINAL STORY (Valley News Live): An officer is injured and a suspect is in custody after shooting at police in downtown Fargo.

Fargo Police were called to the area by the Radisson Hotel and the old Police Station around 5th St. N. and 2nd Ave. N. for reports of a man with a gun around 4 Friday morning.

When officers arrived, the suspect, 54-year-old Henry Aiken, fired his gun toward them and then also shot into the Radisson lobby. Police say Aiken had a revolver with a laser attached.

Aiken then went into the hotel lobby where he was quickly arrested at gunpoint.

During that time, Officer Matt Ysteboe with Fargo Police was readying his patrol rifle and accidentally fired it, injuring his hand.

Police set up a perimeter blocking much of downtown for a couple of hours while they investigated.

Aiken faces a charge of aggravated reckless endangerment.

Officer Matt Ysteboe was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK.