North Dakota Deputy and Suspect Killed in Wednesday Shootout

A Rolette County, ND, Sheriff’s deputy and a suspect were killed in a shootout Wednesday night following a vehicle pursuit near Devils Lake.

A Rolette County, ND, Sheriff’s deputy and a suspect were killed in a shootout Wednesday night following a vehicle pursuit near Devils Lake.

Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud told the Grand Forks Herald the incident started around 6:30 p.m. with the pursuit of a stolen pickup. The male suspect led four officers on a chase through Rolette County.

A shootout began when officers caught up to the pickup at a back roads intersection. Media reports indicate the shooting occurred during a traffic stop near Belcourt.

Medrud said the suspect was killed, but it's unclear if he was shot by law enforcement or if he took his own life.

The names of the fallen officer and suspect have not been released and no other officers were injured during the shootout, Medrud said.

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