Man Who Allegedly Shot, Killed Fargo Officer ID’d as Mohamad Barakat

Jake Wallin
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The man who allegedly shot and killed a Fargo, North Dakota, police officer and wounded two others has been identified as 37-year-old Mohamad Barakat.

NBC News reported that the shooting occurred Friday just before 3:00 p.m. A witness said the shots were fired during a “traffic stop.”

ABC News reported that 23-year-old Jake Wallin was the officer killed in the shooting. Wallin joined the Fargo Police Department in April of this year.

Officers Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes were shot and wounded in the incident and are both in “critical stable condition.”

Barakat, the alleged shooter, was killed by Officer Zachary Robinson.

Fargo Police Chief Dave Zibolski commented on the shooting, saying:

This was a heinous and unthinkable act of aggression against our officers and the entire metro community. As we all try to comprehend what has transpired and mourn the impact on our team and the entire community, we are bracing for extremely difficult days ahead. We know that we are joined by our metro community in this process and that brings comfort to all of us.

He added, “Our hearts are heavy, but I can assure you that we never take your support for granted; we can profoundly feel the fabric of this community in your actions, words of encouragement and acts of kindness.”

“Together, we are and will remain the guardians of our Fargo community,” he concluded.

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