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Man shoots, kills self in Fargo church parking lot

FARGO - A man sitting in a vehicle in a south Fargo church parking lot shot and killed himself Sunday, according to Fargo police Lt. Jason Nelson. Around 11:20 a.m., a shot was heard in the north parking lot of Olivet Lutheran Church at 1300 Univ...

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Firefighters use a tarp to block a red pickup north of Olivet Lutheran Church at 1300 University Drive on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. An armed, suicidal man inside the truck prompted the evacuation of the church and closure of nearby streets. He shot and killed himself around 11:20 a.m. Rick Abbott / The Forum

FARGO - A man sitting in a vehicle in a south Fargo church parking lot shot and killed himself Sunday, according to Fargo police Lt. Jason Nelson.

Around 11:20 a.m., a shot was heard in the north parking lot of Olivet Lutheran Church at 1300 University Drive.

"We utilized as many of our resources as we could to have a different outcome but unfortunately it didn't turn out the way we wanted it to," Nelson said.

SWAT team members and firefighters surrounded a red pickup truck in the church parking lot after the shot was heard.

Olivet Lutheran Church was evacuated at the south side around 10:30 a.m. Sunday after the report of a suicidal man in the area was made.

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Police closed several streets surrounding the church. Most of them had been opened by 11:45 a.m.

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