UPDATE: Fargo Police ID Man Who Shot Officer
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police have identified the man suspected of shooting a Fargo police officer as 49-year-old Marcus Schumacher.
Authorities say Schumacher held police at bay for about 11 hours, firing numerous rounds at law enforcement. The injured officer, Jason Moszer, is not expected to survive.
Court documents show that Schumacher has a previous conviction for disorderly conduct in January 2013. He received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and served a year of probation. No further details were immediately available.
The standoff began Wednesday evening when police responded to a domestic violence report.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police say a suspect in the shooting of a North Dakota police officer has been found shot to death in the home where he barricaded himself for about 11 hours.
Officer Jason Moszer is not expected to survive his wounds.
Police Chief David Todd says a SWAT team entered the Fargo home shortly before dawn Thursday and found the man's body. Todd says he doesn't know if the suspect was hit in an earlier exchange of gunfire with a SWAT officer or if he shot himself. Police have not released the suspect's name.
Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson says the incident began around 7 p.m. Wednesday when a caller told dispatchers his father had possibly fired a gun at his mother. Anderson says the caller and the suspect's wife were able to leave the home unharmed. The suspect later fired multiple rounds out of the house and Moszer was hit
Chief Todd says Moszer is in a hospital and that his family is "saying goodbye to him."