An arraignment and preliminary hearing for the man accused of shooting three and killing two, including a Grand Forks police officer, has been canceled.
The hearing for Salamah Pendleton, 41, had been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, but was canceled after Pendleton waived his right to a hearing and an entry of a "not guilty" plea.
A final dispositional conference has been scheduled in Pendleton's case for Nov. 11.
According to court documents, Pendleton is accused of opening fire on two Grand Forks Sheriff's Office deputies on May 27 when they attempted to enforce an eviction notice at his Grand Forks apartment. Two Grand Forks Police Department officers responded to the shootout.
Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte and Lola Moore, Pendleton's mother who also lived in the apartment, were both killed by gunfire. Grand Forks Sheriff's Cpl. Ron Nord suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and abdomen, and has since returned to work.
In total, Pendleton fired 41 AK-47 rounds, according to police.
He faces two counts of murder with extreme indifference, three counts of attempted murder, and one count each of criminal mischief, terrorizing, reckless endangerment, and possession of marijuana.
If convicted of murder, the most serious of the charges, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.