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Fargo man featured in TLC show accused of terrorizing brother with handgun

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FARGO -- A Fargo man whose 18-member family once was featured on the cable TV channel TLC faces an attempted murder charge for allegedly terrorizing his older brother with a handgun.


The charge stems from an incident Monday in which Joseph Gabriel Heppner, 24, is accused of attempting to fire a loaded pistol during an argument with his brother, 26-year-old Samuel Heppner.

Joseph Heppner pulled the trigger twice, but it never went off, according to police reports.

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