Officer killed in Grand Forks shooting identified

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This is a developing story. KX News will update this story as more information becomes available.

UPDATE 5/28/20: The officer who lost his life has been identified as Officer Cody Holte of the Grand Forks Police Department. Officer Holte was also a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota National Guard.


UPDATE 5/27/20: An officer has died following the Wednesday shooting in Grand Forks, according to Chief Mark Nelson of the Grand Forks Police Department.

The department is withholding the officer’s name until family is notified.

He also said a sheriff’s deputy has non-life threatening injuries.


ORIGINAL: Four people were shot, including two law-enforcement officers, and one woman is dead in an incident on Wednesday, May 27, in south Grand Forks.

It started as a routine service of civil paperwork at an apartment in the 1600 block of 28th Ave S. around 2:30 p.m., according to Lt. Derik Zimmel, a spokesman for the Grand Forks Police Department. It quickly escalated into gunfire.

“Two sheriff’s deputies were attempting to serve civil paperwork,” Zimmel said. “A male subject from within that apartment, unexpectedly and without warning, opened fire. The officers called for immediate assistance; hence, the response that we have here today.”

Lt. Zimmel says the male suspect suffered a gunshot wound, as did two officers — one from the Grand Forks Police Department, the other from the Grand Forks Sheriff’s office. Zimmel says the female was later found inside the apartment deceased due to gunfire.

The other three were transported for gunshot injuries, according to police.

They taped off the crime scene as numerous bystanders watched and took video.

Streets near the scene were closed almost immediately.

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