Pawn Shop Employee Faces Charges for Shooting at Robbery Suspect

(INFORUM) A Cass County prosecutor said his office plans to bring a misdemeanor charge against a Fargo pawn shop employee who fired a gun in the direction of a fleeing robbery suspect’s vehicle.

The decision to charge comes nearly two months after the robbery at Mister Money, a business near the Cash Wise Foods on 13th Avenue in south Fargo.

On June 10, the owner and two employees were in the store when a man entered with what appeared to be a gun and demanded money.

Video shot from across the street shows one of the employees running out the front door of Mister Money and firing a handgun at the robber’s vehicle as it flees the scene. Seven shots can be heard.

The shots hit the car several times, and no injuries were reported in the incident. The pawn shop is just under a half-mile east of Interstate 29 in a busy commercial area of Fargo.

Later that same day, police arrested 21-year-old Hunter David Havisto in connection to the robbery. Police had been searching for Havisto for days, as they suspected he had robbed multiple businesses earlier in the week.

In an interview after Havisto’s arrest, Mister Money owner Daryn Kapaun said his employee was not trying to hit the fleeing robber but instead was trying to make the vehicle more noticeable to the police.

The employee will now face a Class A misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan Younggren. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

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