Under state law, an individual is not justified in using more force than is necessary and appropriate under the circumstances (ND Cent. Code Sec. 12.1-05-07). However, deadly force is justified in the following instances involving places of employment:
• Self-defense or defense of others. When used in lawful self-defense, or in lawful defense of others, if such force is necessary to protect the individual or anyone else against death, serious bodily injury, or the commission of a felony involving violence.
• Prevention of certain crimes in a dwelling or place of work. When used by an individual in possession or control of a dwelling or place of work, or by an individual who is licensed or privileged to be there, if the force is necessary to prevent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, or a felony involving violence in the dwelling or place of work, and the use of force other than deadly force for these purposes would expose any individual to substantial danger of serious bodily injury.
• Arrests and escapes. When used by a public servant authorized to arrest or prevent escapes, if the force is necessary to effect an arrest or to prevent ...