Police officer and female killed, deputy and suspect injured in Grand Forks shootout

The shootout unfolded as authorities attempted to deliver eviction papers.
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A shootout in Grand Forks on Wednesday left a police officer and a female dead, and a sheriff's deputy and a suspect wounded. 

The deadly encounter unfolded around 2:30 p.m. when deputies attempted to deliver an eviction notice to a resident of an apartment located at 2627 S. 17th St., according to the Grand Forks Police Department. 

“A male subject from within that apartment, unexpectedly and without warning, opened fire,” said Lt. Derik Zimmel, spokesperson for Grand Forks PD, according to the Grand Forks Herald. “The officers called for immediate assistance.”

Zimmel said that 41-year-old Salamah Q. Pendleton, a resident of apartment 303, initiated the gunfire against deputies on the scene. Two deputies called for assistance and officers from multiple agencies responded. 

During the course of the shootout, a police officer was shot dead and a sheriff's deputy was shot and sustained an injury considered not life-threatening. A female in the apartment was killed and Pendleton was shot and transported to a local hospital for treatment, according to Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson. 

Circumstances of the incident beyond that have not been disclosed. 

According to KFGO, hundreds of mourners gathered for a vigil outside Altru Hospital Wednesday night, in addition to a law enforcement vehicle procession that traveled through the city. 

The identity of those who were shot have not been released. 

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