2 officers shot, woman found dead in North Dakota

Yolanda Curtis
May 31, 2020

Nord and Sergeant Kelly McLean were attempting to serve Pendleton with an eviction order from his south Grand Forks apartment when shots rang out. Besides the murder and attempted murder charges, he's being charged with one count each of terrorizing, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment.

Amid all the sadness over the shooting death of Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte on Wednesday comes the positive news that Corporal Ron Nord was discharged from Altru Hospital last night. Court documents do not list an attorney who can speak on his behalf.


The shootings happened Wednesday afternoon when deputies entered the thrid-floor apartment. Police said Pendleton retreated to a bedroom and ignored commands to come out.

Holte and Cpl. Patrick Torok were first on the scene and were in the living room and dining room when Pendleton opened the door and shot Holte and Nord. "We ask all North Dakotans to pray for his loved ones, for the recovery of the injured deputy and for the continued safety of all law enforcement officers", Burgum said.


In accordance with Governor's Office policy, the United States and North Dakota flags will be flown at half-staff from dawn to dusk as a sign of respect and honor on the day of the fallen officer's interment.

After the shooting was done, investigators located 41 fired shell casings from Pendleton's AK-47.


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