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Domestic violence call turns deadly following shootout with police in Dickinson

Dickinson Police Department responded to a domestic violence call early Monday morning, which resulted in a shootout and death of a Dickinson resident

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Dickinson Police Department responded to a domestic violence call early Monday morning, which resulted in a shootout and death of a Dickinson resident Monday, May 17, 2021. (Jackie Jahfetson/The Dickinson Press)
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DICKINSON, N.D. — An armed suspect was killed Monday morning, May 17, in a shootout with Dickinson, N.D., police who were responding to a domestic violence call.

The incident took place around 1:14 a.m. at Lincoln Meadows Apartments on Fourth Avenue East.

According to a statement by the Dickinson Police Department, officers responded to a report of a domestic incident involving a weapon. Initial indications are that a male suspect fired toward officers or at someone else from inside a ground-floor apartment, police said.

Officers returned fire, fatally injuring the unidentified male, who was declared dead at the scene.

A female was found inside the apartment with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. She was taken to St. Alexius Hospital in Dickinson.

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Several children were inside the apartment at the time of the incident, but were unharmed, police said.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation was requested to process the crime scene and investigate the officer-involved shooting.

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