Police in North Dakota are looking for the individual they believe is responsible for opening fire at a local bar and injuring three people. The person they are looking for is a Fargo man with a criminal history. While this is not his first criminal offense, it appears to be his first shooting offense which can carry significant penalties if he is convicted.
According to reports, this event occurred Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Bismarck Tavern. The accused supposedly fired several shots inside the building in rapid succession before fleeing the scene. Law enforcement authorities have not released any further details of the incident.
Police have only named one suspect in this case. He is a 43-year-old, described as 175 pounds and 6 feet tall. His criminal history reportedly includes violating a protective order, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence and operating a vehicle with a suspended license. Authorities have not stated what charges this individual is expected to face regarding this most recent incident.
Weapons charges carry significant penalties if one is convicted in North Dakota. Thankfully, the individual believed responsible for this particular shooting, once he turns himself in, or is caught and charged, has every right to defend himself. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help him do just that by keeping the focus on the charges at hand, thoroughly investigating the case and questioning the evidence offered. In doing all this, information may come to light that proves beneficial to the accused’s case and helps him achieve the best possible outcome.