UPDATE — POSTED 11/13, 6:35 P.M.
The Bismarck Police Department has confirmed that the teen who was shot died on the morning of Sunday, November 12th. In an official statement, the Bismarck Police Department states that the teen was shooting at another teen, who was not injured.
As of now, the case has been turned over to the ND Bureau of Criminal Investigations– and while the teen killed was a passenger in a vehicle, no information about others who were involved in the incident has been revealed.
ORIGINAL STORY — POSTED 11/12, 9:56 A.M.
BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — An officer-involved shooting in the parking lot of Kirkwood Mall has left a 17-year-old male dead, and forced three Bismarck Police Department officers to be placed on leave.
According to the Bismarck Police Department, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers responded to multiple calls of gunfire in the area around 900 South 3rd Street, and were able to determine that a shooting occurred near the Everspring Hotel. This led officers to investigate a 17-year-old Bismarck boy for allegedly shooting at another juvenile.
At around 1:50 a.m., officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that the teen was a passenger in near Scheels in the Kirkwood Mall’s parking lot. The teen was noted to possess a firearm, and did not follow commands, leading him to be shot by the officers.
After securing the scene, officers began conducting life-saving measures until the teen was transported to a local hospital. Upon arriving at the hospital, the 17-year-old was pronounced deceased. No officers were injured in the confrontation.
All three officers have been placed on administrative leave as a result of the shooting. Investigation into the event has been turned over to the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and is currently ongoing.