Some people in North Dakota may try to resolve a confrontation by using violence. Other times, people commit random acts of violence for no apparent reason other than to terrorize residents in their community. Although the report did not mention a possible reason for the alleged assault, one man in Fargo was recently arrested following reports he fired a gun into an occupied vehicle.
Incident and arrest
Around 1:40 a.m. the morning of Oct. 1, Fargo police received a report of shots fired in the downtown area. They responded to a scene in the 400 block of University Drive North. There, they apparently found a vehicle with two people inside. The occupants informed police that a man had fired shots at their vehicle while they were inside it and then walked away.
Not long after receiving the report, police say they were able to locate the man. Reportedly, he had a handgun in his possession, and the shells are said to have matched the shell casings authorities found at the scene of the reported incident. The 29-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault. No one suffered injuries in the incident.
Right to defense
Assault with a deadly weapon is a felony offense in North Dakota. As such, the man could face serious penalties if convicted of the charges. In order to increase his chances of obtaining a successful outcome, he has every right to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Fargo for a full explanation of his rights and options, as well as to secure legal representation for the trials and procedures that lie ahead.