Suspect in officer shooting in North Dakota found dead: report

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Posted: Feb 11, 2016 6:04 AM

(Reuters) - A man suspected of seriously wounding a North Dakota police officer was found dead on Thursday after a standoff that started with a domestic dispute, local media reported.

The wounded officer was not expected to survive, WDAZ television, an ABC affiliate, said, citing Fargo Police Chief David Todd.

The suspect appeared to have died from gunshots, Todd said at a news conference, according to WDAZ. The suspect's name has not been released and it was not immediately known if his wounds were self inflicted or from police officers.

Fargo police could not immediately be reached for further comment.

Police officer Jason Moszer, 33, who is married with two children, suffered an extremely serious gunshot wound after responding to a domestic disturbance at the home on the northeast side of Fargo on Wednesday night, WDAZ said.

If Moszer does not survive, he would be only the second police officer shot to death in the city's history, WDAZ reported.

Local media had reported that an unidentified man armed with several weapons, including a long rifle, started shooting at police from the home when they approached at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Nearby residents were told to stay in their homes and go into their basements for shelter, WDAZ said.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Additional reporting by Ben Klayman in Detroit; Editing by Katharine Houreld and Bill Trott)