Jake Wallin, a 2018 STMA graduate, was identified as the frustrated Fargo officer. The officer slain during a traffic check that resulted in a violent shooting was a member of the Minnesota National Guard who had previously served with the Fargo Police Department.
Fargo, North Dakota, is in grief following the loss of a police officer in a traffic congestion on Friday, July 14. The parishes of St. Michael and Albertville are now in mourning as well.
Jake Wallin, a 2018 STMA High School alumnus who enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard and served in the county’s armed forces before joining the police department, was named as the slain officer by the Fargo Police Department. According to accounts, the officer who was slain was Waring, a 23-year-old linebacker for the STMA football team.
The event occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Friday. After receiving reports of heavy gunfire, rescuers were dispatched to a location south of Fargo on Friday afternoon.
The crash occurred following a traffic mishap on 25th Street South near Ninth Avenue South, witnesses told NBC affiliate Valley News Live in Fargo. On Saturday, police stated that intervention officers will be on the scene to assist in the event of a traffic collision. Witnesses reported hearing over 40 rounds, possibly from automatic guns.
Three police officers were slain; one officer, Wallin, was killed, and two others were critically injured. According to officials, five persons were shot Friday afternoon: three police officers, a bystander, and the suspect. The suspect’s death has been confirmed by police.
The FPD will host a press conference on Saturday, July 15 at 3:30 p.m. On Friday night, officers were spotted entering and exiting the hospital, with a gathering of officers congregated outside the emergency department. As night fell, officers turned on their lights and drove from the Sanford emergency room to Interstate 94 in Fargo.
Police were called to the area of 25th Street and 9th Avenue South, near Big Top Bingo and Countryside Trailer Court. The boundary stretches from Main Avenue to Thirteenth Avenue South.
This is an urgent news item. As the event progresses, NWCT will provide further coverage.