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Bismarck officers shoot burglary suspect

BISMARCK -- A Bismarck man wanted for a burglary was hospitalized Sunday night after being shot by two Bismarck police officers. The shooting occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. Sunday outside a mobile home at 1119 University Dr. A Bismarck Polic...

BISMARCK -- A Bismarck man wanted for a burglary was hospitalized Sunday night after being shot by two Bismarck police officers.

The shooting occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. Sunday outside a mobile home at 1119 University Dr.

A Bismarck Police Department release said the 26-year-old man was wanted for a recent burglary in Morton County.

Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, Bismarck police received a request from the Mandan Police Department to check the University Drive address for the burglary suspect's vehicle.

An officer spotted the vehicle and saw the suspect enter a mobile home.

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At 7:50 p.m., the man exited the mobile home and officers ordered him to stop and put up his hands. The man ignored their commands and entered his car.

Officers saw what was described as a quick movement which was believed to be an attempt to reach for a weapon. Officers opened fire; the number of shots fired wasn't mentioned in the release.

After shooting the man, officers provided first aid until he was taken to Sanford Medical Center. The man was undergoing surgery Sunday night, his condition was unknown.

A revolver was found in the front seat of the suspect's vehicle.

The officers were put on administrative leave as part of department policy while the incident is under investigation.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation has taken over the investigation.

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