Update: Bismarck Police Officer Involved in Shooting

(Courtesy: MGN Online)
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A Bismarck police officer was involved in a shooting early Saturday morning.

At 2:37 a.m. Saturday, Bismarck police responded to a third party report of a stolen vehicle out of Mandan. An officer located the stolen vehicle at the 1100 block of South Third Street and gave verbal commands to the driver.

Police describe the suspect as an 18-year-old white male from Mandan.

The driver ignored commands and drove the vehicle at the officer, who then discharged his weapon into the vehicle to protect himself. Information has not been released yet on how many shots were fired. Police say they are reviewing dash cam footage of the incident.

The vehicle fled the scene and was stopped by law enforcement in Emmons County at 3:17 a.m. Police used road spikes to stop the suspect. He was found to have two gunshot wounds and was airlifted to a Bismarck hospital.

The officer was not injured.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been called to investigate. Per department policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The suspect has not been positively identified at this time. The case is under investigation.

Police say the last officer involved shooting happened in February 2015.

Original Story: A Bismarck police officer was involved in a shooting early Saturday morning.

At 2:37 a.m. Saturday, Bismarck police responded to a third party report of a stolen vehicle out of Mandan. An officer located the stolen vehicle on South Third Street and gave verbal commands to the driver.

The driver ignored commands and drove the vehicle at the officer, who then discharged his weapon into the vehicle to protect himself.

The vehicle fled the scene and was stopped by law enforcement in Emmons County. The suspect was found to have two gunshot wounds and was airlifted to a Bismarck hospital.

The officer was not injured.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been called to investigate. Per department policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The suspect has not been positively identified at this time. The case is under investigation.