BISMARCK — A Devils Lake firearms dealer who allegedly discharged a gun in the Bismarck Event Center during a recent gun show might be fined.
Eugene Serumgard, 71, is accused of discharging a firearm in city limits — an infraction that carries a maximum fine of $1,000. An infraction is an offense that’s below a misdemeanor.
The incident occurred Sept. 28 during a Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association show at the event center. Bismarck police said the revolver fired while Serumgard, a vendor at the show, was demonstrating its features. The gun sent a round of birdshot — multiple small pellets — toward the ceiling of the building. There was no damage and nobody was injured. Event organizers asked Serumgard to leave the show.
The charge was filed Friday, Oct. 4, in Bismarck Municipal Court. Serumgard did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and no attorney was listed for him in court documents. His arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 28.