Toward the end of last week’s turbulent standoff between Morton County Sheriffs and Dakota Access protestors, 37-year-old Red Fawn Fallis pulled out a .38-caliber pistol and fired three times, narrowly missing a sheriff’s deputy.
Officers did not return fire but quickly apprehended Fallis.
According to Morton County Captain Bryan Niewind’s account, “It is unbelievable that a law enforcement officer was not shot. The only angle that gun could have been fired where there was no law enforcement is the angle it was fired. It wasn’t because she was trying to aim away from law enforcement, it was because it was our lucky day.”
It is worth noting that Fallis comes from Denver and had been arrested twice during protests in September for disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.
Since the federal government halted the project in early September, there have been more than 400 arrests, the majority from out of state protestors.