Indict the Mister Money employee who fired a gun into public.

Indict the Mister Money employee who fired a gun into public.

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Derek Whalen started this petition to Fargo Police Department and

On Thursday, June 10th at approximately 12:30 pm, a Mister Money employee chased  a robbery suspect Hunter Havisto into the parking lot and fired 7 shots towards the fleeing suspects car and in the direction of a grocery store and 13th Ave, one of the busiest streets in the FM area "in attempt to mark the suspect's car."  In doing so, the employee in question put the community in jeopardy, imminent peril, and grave danger. Although the community is grateful that Mr. Havisto was eventually taken into custody later that afternoon, the Mister Money employee showed extremely poor judgement when giving pursuit to a fleeing suspect as well as firing multiple rounds towards the public and any innocent bystanders which happened to be in the vicinity.

Missed shots, overpenetration, and ricochet are all very real possibilities,  and the old addage of "good guy stopping a bad guy" does not supercede the inherent responsibility to first and foremost uphold the safety of the public.

By reason of common sense safety and the a following statutes, we, the safety-conscious public and/or responsible gun owners of Fargo, North Dakota ask that disciplinary actions be taken against this individual in question, as it is not out of the realm of possibility to assume that any number of bystanders could potentially have been injured. It is also to be noted that a self-defense claim on behalf of said employee shall not be justified, as the employee gave chase, therefore becoming the aggressor. 

We ask that the State's Attorney as well as the Fargo Police Department review these claims and hold said shooter responsibleforhis negligent actions.

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The following ND penal codes taken verbatim outline multiple laws, including :

• illegal discharge of a firearm within city limits 

•Public/reckless endangerment 

• Criminal mischief

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12.1-05-03. Self-defense.
A person is justified in using force upon another person to defend himself against danger of imminent unlawful bodily injury, sexual assault, or detention by such other person, except that:
1. A person is not justified in using force for the purpose of resisting arrest, execution of process, or other performance of duty by a public servant under color of law, but excessive force may be resisted.
2. A person is not justified in using force if:
a. He intentionally provokes unlawful action by another person to cause bodily injury or death to such other person; or
b. He has entered into a mutual combat with another person or is the initial aggressor unless he is resisting force which is clearly excessive in the circumstances. A person's use of defensive force after he withdraws from an encounter and indicates to the other person that he has done so is justified if the latter nevertheless continues or menaces unlawful action.

62.1-02-06. Discharge of firearm within city - Penalty - Application.
A person who discharges a firearm within a city is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. This section does not apply to the lawful discharge of firearms by law enforcement officers, by citizens in defense of person or property, or by participants in lawful activities in which discharge of firearms is a recognized part of the activity, including shooting galleries and ranges.

.1-21-05. Criminal mischief.12.1-17-03 Reckless endangerment.
A person is guilty of an offense if he creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death to another. The offense is a class C felony if the circumstances manifest his extreme indifference to the value of human life. Otherwise it is a class A misdemeanor. There is risk within the meaning of this section if the potential for harm exists, whether or not a particular person's safety is actually jeopardized.

1-21-05. Criminal mischief.12.1-17-03.
1. A person is guilty of an offense if that person:
a. Willfully tampers with tangible property of another so as to endanger person or property; or
b. Willfully damages tangible property of another.
2. The offense is:
a. A class B felony if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss in excess of ten thousand dollars.
b. A class C felony if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss in excess of two thousand dollars but not in excess of ten thousand dollars or damages tangible property of another by means of an explosive or a destructive device.
c. A class A misdemeanor if the actor recklessly causes pecuniary loss in excess of two thousand dollars or if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss of from one hundred dollars through two thousand dollars. Otherwise the offense is a class B misdemeanor.

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