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Police identify Fargo man who fatally shot himself while walking along busy street

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Police released the name of a Fargo man who killed himself Saturday after approaching an officer while carrying a gun.

Barclay Thomas Lesher, 53, shot himself shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday while in the 100 block of 25th Street South.


Lesher approached a policeman who had made a routine stop on Main Avenue, about a block east of 25th Street. Police said Lesher, who had a handgun, told the officer that he planned to hurt himself.

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