After a shooting on Friday afternoon in Fargo, police have reported that one officer is dead and two others are critically injured. In addition to this, the suspect was also killed, and a citizen sustained serious injuries. The name of the officer who was killed in the shooting was Jake Wallin, age 23, who graduated from the Fargo Police Academy IV in April 2023. Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes are the two policemen who suffered critical wounds. They had a critical but stable status listed.


Fargo Police Chief Dave Zibolski, speaking about the incident, said, “The events of the last 24 hours have been among the most difficult in our department’s nearly 150-year history. This was a heinous and unthinkable act of aggression against our officers and the entire metro community. As we all try to comprehend what has transpired and mourn the impact on our team and the entire community, we are bracing for extremely difficult days ahead.”


According to police, the suspect, Mohamad Barakat, 37, a resident of Fargo, died at a nearby medical facility from his wounds. Police said that seven-year department veteran and Fargo police officer Zachary Robinson brought him down. Robinson was given an administrative leave of absence, as is customary in similar circumstances.

Eyewitness Shannon Nichole stated to KFGO Radio that she was driving when the incident took place. She said, “I saw the traffic stop, and as soon as I drove, shots were fired, and I saw the cops go down.” “My airbag went off, and the bullet went through my driver’s door.”



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