Police Stand Off
Police deal with a lot of crazy situations. Some scary, some don’t end nearly as bad as they think.
On Tuesday morning a man had to be taken into custody after he barricaded himself inside of his home for four hours.
Police say that the standoff began around midnight. It happened close to 14th Street and Missouri Avenue. The police were just simply trying to serve the man a court order and arrest him. The man then barricaded himself inside of his home.
Officers weren’t sure if the man had weapons or not so they called for SWAT to come assist the situation just as a precautionary. The SWAT showed up and were able to get the man to come out of his house just before five o’clock in the morning.
Police Find Man Shot in Phoenix Parking Lot
The police are now investigating a scene after a man who had a gunshot wound was found in a Phoenix parking lot.
Phoenix Police told the local news that the mans injuries weren’t considered life threatening. The man was found early on Tuesday morning in a Denny’s parking lot. This was near 51st Avenue and Indian School Road.
They think that the man was probably injured somewhere before hand. At this time, no other details have been released.
Police Officer Dies After Shootings
Sadly, a North Dakota police officer has lost his life after he was hit by a gunshot. Police believe that they later found the suspect, he was found dead in the home that the shot officer had responded to a domestic disturbance call.
Officer Jason Moser was a six year police veteran. He had a wife as well as two children at home. He died at 12:45 p.m. from one gunshot wound, according to the police spokesman. According to Fargo Police Chief, David Todd, his family members visited him in the hospital earlier that day so that they could say goodbye to him.
The shooting happened on a Wednesday evening. The suspect was identified as Marcus Schumacher. The shooting started when the suspect fired at the officers who were just responding to a domestic disturbance call. That is when the standoff started as well. It lasted overnight and after the firing stopped the police discovered that Schumacher was already dead inside of the home. Police weren’t sure if they had shot him, or if he had shot himself.
The scary situation shook the neighborhood of Fargo. Fargo is North Dakota’s largest city, however it has a low crime rate. According to the local authorities a police officer hasn’t died while on duty for more than a century.
The only other known police officer in Fargo who died while on duty was twenty-five year old Frederick Alderman. He was shot to death in July of 1882. This information came from the Officer Down Memorial Page, which is a nonprofit group that keeps the records of fallen Officers.
Forty-nine year old Schumacher was found dead just before dawn. This was in the home that he had barricaded himself in.
Armed Man Refuses to Surrender to Police
The Phoenix Police say that they had to close a major intersection on Monday night. This was after an armed man had refused to turn himself in to the police after a shoplifting incident at Fry’s Electronics Store.
The officers blocked the Thunderbird Road and 30th Avenue. They told the local news that they had to shut down the area due to the fact that a man locked himself in his van in a parking lot and he was threatening to harm himself.
Phoenix Police Spokesman, Vincent Lewis Statement:
We are attempting to safely contact someone who is a danger to himself and others.
Lewis later stated that the man finally surrendered to the police and was later taken into custody. Luckily no injuries were reported.
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