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Published January 17, 2013, 02:34 PM

Shots Fired After Attempted Robbery of Grand Forks Home

A Grand Forks homeowner shot at a burglar after finding him inside his home early Thursday morning. A suspect was arrested after the incident.

A Grand Forks homeowner shot at a burglar after finding him inside his home early Thursday morning. A suspect was arrested after the incident.

The Grand Forks Police Department responded to a call shortly after 3:30am about shots being fired and an attempted burglary. The incident happened in the 1700 block of 11th Avenue North. Officers say the homeowner found an unknown person inside his home, where there was a brief confrontation.

The suspect, 24-year-old Jared Ray Christensen of Nielsville fled the area as the homeowner fired a gun at the suspect outside. The suspect was arrested on several different charges including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substance and also a Grand Forks District Warrant. The State's Attorney will review the homeowner's response as well.

The suspect was not shot but treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Altru he received during a physical confrontation with the homeowner. The investigation is ongoing and all bullets have been accounted for.

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