Bismarck Police Involved in Shooting Monday Night [UPDATED]
Three Bismarck Police officers are on administrative leave following the shooting of a 49 year old man on Monday night (8/8/16).
According to a press release issued by police, at 11:16pm on Monday night police received a call from an individual that he had two hostages and the call then disconnected.
Multiple attempts to call the number back were unsuccessful and police were dispatched to the location where the call was made near the Clem Kelly Softball Complex on the 600 block of West Arbor Ave.
When police arrived on scene, a man near the tennis courts was shouting at officers and then took off running towards the softball field. The man appeared to be holding an item and wrapping it in his shirt. Officers had suspicion that it was a gun.
The man did not follow orders from police and according to officers made a movement that appeared as though he was pointing a weapon at police.
Three officers fired their weapons at the man. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of the man's injuries were not released. No officers were injured during the exchange. Police did not release the name of the man who was shot and did not say what charges, if any, were being filed against the man.
All three officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, a common policy among many police departments nationwide when officers fire their weapons.
UPDATE 11:00AM : Police have identified the man who was shot. His name is Glenn Allen Lovgren of Bismarck. Lovgren remains in the hospital undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds. There was an active warrant for Lovgren for escaping from the Bismarck Transition Center.