Fargo police ask for help for family of gunman

Days after a man killed one of his officers, the chief of the Fargo Police Department is asking the public to help the gunman’s family.

Writing on the department’s Facebook page, Chief David Todd asked for help for Michelle Schumacher.

Her husband shot and killed Officer Jason Moszer, who was responding to a domestic disturbance call last week.

“The whole family is just so astonishingly grieving for Officer Moszer’s family, for his loss,” Michelle’s sister, Juliane Hegle, told the Fargo Forum. “At the same time, we’re dealing on our side with what happened.”

“None of us get it. We totally don’t understand what happened with (Marcus Schumacher),” she said. “It’s extremely challenging at many angles, including going through a lot of, ‘Could I have done something differently?’ second-guessing, feeling like this was not the Mark that (Michelle) loved, and that an officer lost his life.”

Hegle said family members were apprehensive about coming forward and asking for help for Michelle Shumacher and her three adult children. They didn’t want to cause more pain for Moszer’s family, she said.