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Suspect identified in Devils Lake police shooting

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — One person is dead after an officer shot a suspect police were struggling with Thursday afternoon, July 5, in Devils Lake.

Devils Lake police said the department had received multiple 911 calls about a man who was “running through the trailer court” in Devils Lake, as well as an establishment east of the city. Police Chief Joe Knowski said the man was attempting to break in to homes in the area and was seen hiding in bush just outside of town Thursday.

Police said when they found the suspect there was a struggle that ended with the officer's gun being fired. The man killed has been identified as Daniel A. Fuller.

One caller said the man had his hand behind his back during a confrontation, but no weapon was seen. Knowski said Fuller never drew a weapon at the officer.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the case. The officer involved, who has not been identified, was put on paid administrative leave. Knowski said the department is leaving the decision to release the name of the officer up to the Ramsey County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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