Colorado postal worker fatally shot on duty was allegedly in custody battle with suspect
10/15/2021 11:50 am PDT
LONGMONT, Colo. (TCD) -- A 33-year-old postal worker in Boulder County was shot and killed Wednesday by a woman investigators believe is his ex-girlfriend and mother of their child.
Longmont Police Services said in an announcement that officers responded to a shooting call at approximately 12:33 p.m. Wednesday on Heatherhill Street and Renaissance Drive where they found a postal worker shot in front of some mailboxes. A suspect was reportedly seen fleeting the area on foot wearing dark clothing.
On Wednesday evening, Longmont Police announced they arrested 26-year-old Devan Schreiner, whom they identified as the victim’s ex-girlfriend. Police said this was an "isolated incident and act of domestic violence."
According to the Daily Camera, the victim was identified as Jason Schaefer. He reportedly had a gunshot wound to the face.
KDVR-TV, citing the affidavit, reports Schaefer "filed documents to have parenting time modified" just days before he was shot and killed. The Daily Camera reports Schaefer and Schreiner had two other custody cases prior to the shooting.
A somber processional of 47 Postal vehicles drove the route of our deceased Longmont carrier this morning in honor of his service. #PostalProud #Family pic.twitter.com/phPobt3FUH— USPS Colorado (@USPS_Colorado) October 14, 2021 @USPS_Colorado
Schreiner and Schaefer reportedly worked together as mail carriers in Longmont, but she was fired following an incident between the two of them. Schreiner was moved to the Loveland Post Office as a mail carrier, according to the Daily Camera. She was reportedly on duty at the time of the shooting, but court documents allege her mail truck had remained in the same location for an extended period of time.
According to Boulder County Jail records, Schreiner was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond.
- Longmont Fire, Police and Community Health and Resilience Facebook
- Longmont postal carrier killed Wednesday was in custody battle with suspected shooter, police say - Daily Camera
- Boulder County Jail
- Longmont postal worker and his accused shooter had been in custody battle, records show - KDVR
- Jason Schaefer Identified As Postal Service Worker Who Was Shot, Killed In Longmont - KCNC
Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.