Details released of shooting that left police officer Jason Moszer and the shooter dead
FARGO—A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house.
Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything.
Those details and others are contained in search warrant documents filed in Cass County District Court in connection with the Feb. 10 incident at Schumacher's home at 308 9th Ave. N.
According to the documents:
The incident began with a phone call to dispatchers at 7:02 p.m., with the caller stating his father had tried to shoot his mother, who had left the home and gone to Sanford Medical Center.
At 8:12 p.m., Schumacher phoned police to say he had a weapon. Two minutes later, he told police he would wait until people left the area before he did anything.
Schumacher also said he would hurt "anyone that comes close to the house."
At 8:21 p.m., a shot was fired out of a window of the house and three minutes later Schumacher told dispatchers, "I told you I was serious."
Multiple shots were fired at 9:15 p.m. in a southwest direction and at 9:23 p.m. dispatch received notice of an officer down.
The officer, Jason Moszer, died the next day.
The following morning, police entered the Schumacher home at 5:50 a.m. and found Schumacher dead on the living room floor, a .243-caliber Winchester bolt-action rifle under his body.
According to the search warrant, investigators found a total of 47 spent shell casings, not all of the same caliber, spread throughout the home's kitchen, living room and entryway.
Twenty-two spent tear gas canisters were found in the living room and kitchen of the house.
In addition to the gun found near Schumacher, investigators found four other firearms in the house, including a 20-gauge shotgun, a .22-caliber rifle and a .243-caliber rifle that were located in a gun cabinet in an upstairs bedroom.
A .22-caliber Ruger model firearm was found in the kitchen.
An empty prescription bottle of diazepam and an empty prescription bottle of hydrocodone were found in the kitchen.
Investigators recovered a flash drive on Schumacher's body that contained aerial photos