Lucas Gilbertson Obituary – The residence is located in the 19100 block of SW. 445th Avenue with a warrant to apprehend him, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. However, he left the residence but later returned, and officers followed him, the statement continued. Shortly thereafter, an officer discharged their weapon, resulting in the man being injured. He was then transported by ambulance to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries, as confirmed by a spokesperson from the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).
The specific law enforcement agency employing the officer responsible for the shooting, as well as the circumstances that led to the shooting, have not been disclosed by either the Sheriff’s Office or the BCA. The BCA is currently leading the investigation to determine whether the actions of the officer were justified. According to Jane Gilbertson, the aunt of Lucas Gilbertson, the incident took place at his mother’s residence. She further revealed that a surgeon at Altru informed the family that Lucas was shot once in the front and three times in the back.
Expressing her concerns, Jane Gilbertson stated that law enforcement should be held accountable for their actions. She emphasized that Lucas Gilbertson, despite his struggles with drug addiction and personal demons, never harmed anyone and did not deserve such a tragic fate. Court records indicate that Lucas Gilbertson had multiple outstanding arrest warrants related to a felony theft case and had previously attempted to evade capture during an arrest attempt in October by throwing furniture at Sheriff James Tadman.