2 suspects captured after fleeing from Fargo police, running over officer’s foot

Police had been summoned to an address in south Fargo, where gunshots were reported.

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FARGO — Police arrested a pair of suspects after responding to a Fargo address where they discovered two bullets had struck a building after 11 p.m. Monday, June 13.

Police were responding to a report of gunshots fired in the 1900 block of 21st Avenue South.

The caller gave a description of a suspect vehicle, which officers located and stopped. The driver told police he didn’t have a license and sped off — running over the foot of one of the officers and almost striking a second officer, according to Katie Ettish, a police spokeswoman.

Soon after, police found the vehicle abandoned in the 3400 block of 26th Avenue South. Officers searched the area using a police dog, and the two suspects were quickly captured.

The suspects were identified as Michael Gourneau, 41, of Mandan, who was the driver of the car, and passenger Shontel Davis, 26, of Belcourt, authorities said. They were booked into the Cass County Jail.


Gourneau was being held on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamines with a firearm, possession with intent to deliver marijuana with a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing in a motor vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon and driving under suspension.

Davis was being held on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver meth, possession with intent to deliver opiate, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The officer whose foot was run over did not suffer any injuries, Ettish said. “He’s OK,” she said, adding that he had been examined and medically cleared for duty.

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