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Burglary Suspect Commits Suicide by Firearm

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Bismarck police respond to a 'burglary in progress' over the weekend that ends with a suspect committing suicide by firearm.

Police say it's too pre-mature to say how this incident might have been handled differently.

 

"Saturday afternoon about one o'clock, a Bismarck woman called police to report a burglary in progress, she was out in her car watching a 44-year-old Bismarck man break into her mobile home." says Sgt. Mark Buschena, Bismarck police department.

The 44-year-old man has been identified as David Doda, a resident of the park.

"He was arrested for burglary, he was taken to the Bismarck Police Department, and he was cooperating in the investigation and at about 4:02 p.m. he agreed to go with police back to his residence to turn over some stolen property." says Sgt. Buschena.

Police will not release what kind of property he was accused of stealing, but will say that three officers were with Doda inside his home--as he searched for the stolen property.

  "Police worked with him in his home and for an hour and a half almost, and then at 5:29 p.m.,  he was able to somehow gain access to a firearm in his home, where he shot one round into his head." says Buschena.

Police ended up having to call an ambulance for back-up.

 "Metro ambulance was called, he was transported to St. A's where he was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m." says Buschena.

What started out as a burglary, ends in tragedy.

As for why this might have happened--Bismarck police say it's an on-going investigation.

 "This person was being cooperative, and had cooperated with us since one o'clock when he was arrested up until four o'clock when we went to his house with him, then for another hour and a half at his home, so there was nothing to indicate this was going to happen." says Buschena.

 

A manager with Centennial Homes says she has no comment on the incident.

Bismarck police say none of the arresting officers were put on administrative leave after the incident.

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