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Suspect in officer-involved shooting case had warrant

BISMARCK -- Paul Fitzgerald Smith II, the suspect shot by a Bismarck police officer following a traffic stop, had an active warrant out for his arrest.Smith, 22, of Grand Forks, was wanted on a probation violation out of Northeast Central Distric...

BISMARCK - Paul Fitzgerald Smith II, the suspect shot by a Bismarck police officer following a traffic stop, had an active warrant out for his arrest.
Smith, 22, of Grand Forks, was wanted on a probation violation out of Northeast Central District Court relating to a 2014 misdemeanor assault conviction.
Smith is in custody at Burleigh County Detention Center pending further charges related to Tuesday's incident. The police officer involved in the shooting is on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.
The shooting occurred at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after a Bismarck police officer pulled Smith over for a traffic stop. Smith exited the vehicle and allegedly started fighting with the officer. The two men went to the ground, at which time the suspect allegedly removed the officer's sidearm from its holster. The gun discharged, striking Smith in the thigh, as the two men fought over it.

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