An officer-involved shooting in Bismarck left one man dead Sunday night. The incident occurred around 11:30 after someone called 911, reporting there was an intoxicated man in the back of this building who was armed with a shotgun and wanted to kill the caller.
The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old James Anthony Scott of Mandan. The incident happened at 32nd Streeet and Rosser Avenue.
In a release, the Bismarck Police Department says dispatch told the caller to move to an area of safety, but the caller refused. The caller then reported the man was walking toward him with a shotgun. Police say the officer believed the suspect to be armed and dangerous.
"The way it went was the officer saw him in the apartment hallway standing next to a shotgun or a long gun, and then he fled out the back door. Then another officer gave him commands to show his hands and get on the ground which he did not do. And at this time we have not found a firearm on that person, on the suspect. You know, we're still checking the scene to see if he had another firearm. At the time he was found he was not armed," said Sgt. Mark Buschena, Bismarck Police Department.