- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer during a standoff at a home in Fargo, North Dakota (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

About 200 people have gathered in Fargo for a vigil to honor a city police officer fatally shot in the line of duty.

KFGO-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1WhaI0q ) the group held candles and prayed as they gathered outside a hospital Thursday night. Police officials said 33-year-old Officer Jason Moszer died hours earlier of a single gunshot wound.

He was struck while responding to a domestic violence report at a home in Fargo Wednesday evening.

Moorhead Police Officer Nicole Reno says Moszer “lived life to the fullest.” Reno says he “was just really a great officer.”

Moszer was a six-year veteran of the department.

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5:15 p.m.

The man suspected of fatally shooting a Fargo police officer was sent to prison for a 1988 shooting that killed a man.

Forty-nine-year-old Marcus Schumacher is accused of shooting Officer Jason Moszer after the six-year veteran of the force answered a call Wednesday evening about a domestic disturbance.

Court records show Schumacher was sentenced in 1989 on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment for the death in downtown Grand Forks of 17-year-old Maynard Clauthier. The North Dakota Supreme Court ordered a new trial the following year and Schumacher was convicted of negligent homicide and sentenced to five years.

Separate court documents show that Schumacher was convicted of disorderly conduct in January 2013. He served a year of probation.

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4:15 p.m.

Police say an officer shot during a standoff at a North Dakota home has died.

Police officials say 33-year-old Officer Jason Moszer died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday from a single gunshot wound. Moszer was shot while responding to a domestic violence report at a home in Fargo Wednesday evening.

Moszer was the first Fargo officer to die in the line of duty in more than a century.

Police have identified 49-year-old Marcus Schumacher (SHOO’-maw-kur) as the shooter. He was found dead in the home shortly before dawn.

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1:30 p.m.

Police have identified the man suspected of shooting a Fargo police officer as 49-year-old Marcus Schumacher (SHOO’-maw-kur).

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.

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7:50 a.m.

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. The injured officer, Jason Moszer, is not expected to survive.

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.

The standoff began Wednesday evening following a domestic violence report. Police said the suspect fired multiple rounds from inside the home, seriously injuring Moszer. Todd says Moszer is in a hospital and that his family is “saying goodbye to him.”

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6:50 a.m.

Police say a standoff at a Fargo home that left a police officer mortally wounded has ended.

Fargo Police Chief David Todd said in a news release early Thursday that the situation has been resolved and that neighbors need no longer shelter in place.

Police didn’t immediately give an update on the man who has barricaded himself inside the home since Wednesday evening. Todd said earlier that the man might have been shot in an exchange of gunfire with a SWAT officer.

The standoff began following a domestic violence report. Police said the standoff suspect fired multiple rounds and Officer Jason Moszer was injured. Todd says Moszer is in a hospital and that his family is “saying goodbye to him.”

Police do not believe anyone else has been injured.

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5:55 a.m.

Police say a man suspected of shooting a Fargo police officer who is not expected to survive might also have suffered a gunshot wound during the ongoing standoff.

Police Chief David Todd said early Thursday that the suspect has exchanged gunfire with a SWAT officer and authorities are not sure of his status. The standoff is continuing and area residents have been told to stay indoors.

The man’s son called dispatchers Wednesday night and said the suspect had fired a gun at his wife. The caller and his mother were able to escape the home unharmed.

Thirty-three-year-old Officer Jason Moszer responded to the scene and was shot. An emotional Todd said Moszer is in a hospital and that his family is there “saying goodbye to him.”

Police do not believe anyone in nearby houses has been injured

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2:30 a.m.

Police in North Dakota say an officer has been shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect in Fargo and is not expected to survive.

Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson says 33-year-old Officer Jason Moszer responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near a home the suspect was barricaded inside.

Anderson says the suspect fired multiple rounds from inside the home and struck Moszer. A SWAT team took Moszer to a medical facility, where his family was with him.

Anderson says the six-year veteran of the force is “not expected to survive.”

Authorities have checked on nearby residents and don’t believe anyone else is injured.

The incident began around 7 p.m. after a report that the suspect had fired a gun at his family.

The standoff is ongoing. Anderson says authorities haven’t made contact with the suspect.

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2 a.m.

Authorities say a suspect in a domestic dispute is barricaded inside a home in north Fargo and has been firing shots amid a standoff with officers.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded Wednesday night, and dozens of officers set up a perimeter.

Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson says the incident began around 7 p.m. 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 then began to fire multiple rounds out of the house.

A SWAT team was activated. Nearby residents were asked to stay inside.

Anderson said just before 2 a.m. the standoff was ongoing and officials are considering using robots to attempt to contact the suspect.

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