- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo police officer who shot a car theft suspect was involved in a shooting that injured himself while he was a North Dakota State University officer.

Fargo Police Officer Patrick Thomas shot 31-year-old Karmen Redshirt three times Monday after the suspect aimed a replica pellet gun with a laser pointer at him.

Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel confirmed Thomas was the NDSU officer who accidentally shot himself in the arm in his off-campus apartment in September 2013, while he was off duty. Thomas quit the NDSU force after the incident.

He’s been with Fargo police since October 2014. He’s on administrative leave pending a state Bureau of Criminal Investigation probe.

Redshirt, of Bismarck, remains at a hospital. He faces charges including terrorizing and theft of property. His court record doesn’t list an attorney who could comment on the charges.


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