FARGO - A crew quickly demolished the home of a convicted murderer who shot and killed a Fargo police officer responding to a domestic disturbance last year.
Using heavy equipment, the crew knocked down the north Fargo home Friday, March 3, once lived in by Marcus Schumacher.
A standoff began Feb. 10, 2016, after Schumacher and his wife, Michelle, were arguing. He may have shot a gun in her direction, according to an official report detailing the investigation into the night's events.
Michelle Schumacher and her two adult children left the home; one of the children called 911 to report a disturbance and Schumacher called 911 himself.
According to the report, police surrounded the home, set up a perimeter and tried to resolve the situation peacefully. But Schumacher fired indiscriminately at police cars, various structures, and a civilian car. Moszer was providing perimeter protection and surveillance across the street, behind a garage, when Schumacher shot him.
A SWAT officer later shot Schumacher twice in the arm. Schumacher later shot and killed himself.
Prior to killing Moszer, Schumacher was charged in 1988 in Grand Forks County District Court with the murder of 17-year-old Maynard Clauthier and attempted murder of 21-year-old Bradley Boswell in Grand Forks. He was ultimately sentenced to five years for negligent homicide and served four in the State Penitentiary in Bismarck. He was released April 2, 1993.
The City of Fargo purchased the home from Schumacher's family for $12,000. A city spokesman said demolition was chosen because the cost would have been prohibitive to clean up the house, which was subjected to tear gas during the standoff.
The home was torn down Friday to make way for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, which plans to build a single-family home on the cleared lot.