Man dead following officer involved shooting in Dickinson

Published: Feb. 13, 2020 at 2:11 PM CST
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A 25-year-old man wanted for armed robbery in Idaho is dead after being shot by law enforcement Thursday morning.

Dakota Lee Chlarson was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service's High Plains Fugitive Task Force on an active warrant out of Idaho for armed robbery.

The U.S. Marshals Service received information that Chlarson could be staying at 305 Sims Street in Dickinson and the High Plains Fugitive Task Force responded.

U.S. Marshals say a standoff occurred when officers entered the apartment where Chlarson was located. Officers negotiated with Chlarson, attempting to get him to surrender. They then attempted to use less-than-lethal devices to gain Chlarson's compliance but they were unsuccessful.

Marshals say Chlarson charged at officers with scissors and officers were forced to act to protect themselves. Chlarson was shot and died from his wounds.

No officers were injured.

The U.S. Marshals service says two Bismarck police officers assigned to the task force will be on standard administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.

The North Dakota Bureau of Investigation will lead the investigation of the incident.