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Fargo Police name suspect behind Saturday night’s shooting

Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 3:41 PM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Fargo Police say 43-year-old Brandon Grant is the man behind Saturday night’s shooting at the Bismarck Tavern.

Fargo Police responded to the bar just after midnight on Feb. 21 after hearing gunshots, and say they found three gunshot victims. Police say Grant is still on the loose and is considered armed and dangerous.

Bartenders at the Bismarck Tavern tell Valley News Live the fight broke out at the back of the bar near the pool tables. The bartenders say there was some shouting before around 10 shots rang out.

One bartender says one of the victims was hit five times, while the other two were each struck one or two times.

Fargo Police say all three victims were patrons. Chief David Zibolski says all three victims are still in the hospital, but say the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Bismarck Tavern bartenders also tell Valley News Live Brandon Grant was banned from ever walking into the establishment a long time ago, as they say he is known to cause trouble and known to cause fights.

Valley News Live uncovered Grant is no stranger to evading police. Grant was the suspect in an hours-long stand-off involving a woman and child near NDSU’s campus in September 2019. Court documents filed in the case stated Grant is known to keep a gun in his vehicle.

Those with information on the shooting, as well as any videos of the incident are asked to call police at 701-241-1407.

FPD Chief Zibolski urges to not approach Grant if they see him.

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