UPDATE: N. Fargo incident forwarded to State’s Attorney’s Office for review

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 9:40 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Fargo Police confirm with Valley News Live they have forwarded last week’s stand-off incident in north Fargo to the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office for a review of possible charges.

At this time, it’s still unclear if there were gunshots fired in last Tuesday’s incident or not. You can read what the male alleged suspect in the case told our reporter happened below. You can read what that man’s soon-to-be ex-wife says unfolded that night here.

UPDATE 10/6:

The man accused of shooting a gun in a north Fargo home Tuesday night and causing an hours-long standoff claims police have it all wrong.

The alleged suspect wanted to set the record straight with us by calling our news team Wednesday morning. He spoke to our Crime and Safety Reporter Bailey Hurley, and the conversation started off relatively hostile.

“There was no gunshot that was fired because I wasn’t even there. I wasn’t even in the area. This is a completely false report and if it doesn’t get taken down, I’m going to file charges against you guys for false… false information,” the man said.

The man told our reporter his name was Kerry, and a dig through open records later revealed his full name of Kerry Knutson who is a registered high-risk sex offender living at 721 14th St. N., which is the same address of Tuesday night’s alleged gunshot and hours-long standoff.

Knutson told me his soon-to-be ex-wife asked him to come get his belongings from the north Fargo home while she was traveling in Montana, which he stated he recently did.

“She come home to an empty house and didn’t like it, so she decided she was going to call 911 and file a false police report stating that there was a gunshot. Moorhead PD did come over here and detain me, but then they realized it was false,” Knutson said.

Knutson then agreed to come to our studio and speak with our reporter on camera about what happened. However, after over 30 minutes of waiting, Knutson texted our reporter that he changed his mind. When asked why, Knutson stated police told him not to talk with us.

We reached out to Fargo Police about Knutson’s side of the story, however, they were unable to comment as the investigation is still active. Knutson has not been formally identified by Fargo Police, as he has not been arrested or charged in connection to the incident.



One man was detained by police following a wild and scary night in the metro that started with a domestic dispute call and lead to a shelter in place.

It started around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 when police were sent to 700 block of 14th St. N. for reports of a man firing at least one shot in the home with a woman and child inside.

Police eventually issued a shelter in place for people from 8th Ave. N. to Barrett and to College St. N.

During the police standoff, the family was able to get out of the home safely.

After a few hours, the man in question was found in Moorhead and detained. Police are now saying the suspect likely left the first home before police arrived.

The shelter in place was lifted around midnight.

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