UPDATE: No charges will be filed in South Fargo shooting

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Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 10:12 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - State’s Attorney Ryan Younggren has confirmed with Valley News Live that no charges will be filed against a man who admitted to shooting his friend on July 4th.

Fargo Police say just after 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4, they were called to a home at the Countryside Trailer Court for a report of a shooting. Police say the homeowner, 22-year-old Kyle Lovaas, called 911 to say he had just shot someone.

Younggren says Lovaas and Tin Nguyen had been drinking and when Nguyen tried to get Lovaas to go to bed; that’s when a fight broke out. Younggren called it a “drunken brawl between friends.”

Lovaas was originally being held on an attempted murder charge, but Younggren says their investigation found that Lovaas acted in self-defense.

After interviewing Lovaas, Nguyen, and completing the follow-up scene work, Younggren says no charges will be filed against either of the men. He explained that it was a mutual fight between friends and prosecutors would likely not be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt who the aggressor was.

24-year-old Tin Nguyen was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Younggren says Nguyen was shot twice and nearly died. Nguyen told Valley News Live on Wednesday morning that he is “starting to feel better”.