By Associated Press - Monday, February 15, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo’s police chief is asking the public to help not only the family of a slain officer but also the family of the suspected shooter.

Officer Jason Moszer died Thursday of a single gunshot wound during a standoff at a house near downtown Fargo. He left behind a wife and two children.

The suspect, Marcus Schumacher, was found dead in the house but police have not said whether he died of a police bullet or shot himself.

Police Chief David Todd issued a statement over the weekend saying Schumacher’s wife and son also could use support.

“They were the victims we were initially responding to - in order to protect them from a dangerous armed person,” Todd said.



The police department would appreciate seeing the community rally around the Schumacher family, while the department focuses on Moszer’s family, the chief said.

“My faith and the mission I’ve sworn to uphold tells me it’s the right thing to do,” Todd said.

A group is preparing to launch a benefit fund for the Schumachers, WDAY-TV reported (https://bit.ly/1Tl4Yo5 ).

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Information from: WDAY-TV, https://wday.com

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