WDAY: The News Leader

Published July 09, 2011, 07:17 PM

Officer dead after ordeal in Bismarck

A Bismarck Police Officer is dead after being shot while responding to a domestic disturbance overnight.

The officer is identified as 56 year old Sgt. Steve Kenner. The 32 year old police veteran died at a hospital. Formal murder charges are likely Monday against 52 year old Steven Bannister. Two officers found the suspect sitting in a vehicle outside a house. As they approached, the man then shot Kenner. The other returned fire, hitting the suspect. An eyewitness saw the ordeal unfold..Shilolyn Blacklance: “saw the officer fall down and um after that we heard the police running up yelling officer 40 is down." The wounded suspect is hospitalized with unknown injuries.