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Woman Allegedly Shoots Ex-Boyfriend To Death In Broad Daylight As He Delivers Mail
Devan Schreiner has been arrested for the murder of Jason Schaefer, who was shot down while delivering mail for the post office.
A Colorado woman is accused of gunning down her ex-boyfriend in broad daylight as he was worked his mail delivery route this week.
United States Postal worker Jason Schaefer, 33, was fatally shot in Longmont on Wednesday during the noon hour while out delivering mail, according to a press release from the Longmont Public Safety Department.
Schaefer was shot in front of neighborhood mailboxes and died at the scene, according to the statement. Witnesses reportedly heard at least four shots fired.
A resident had called 911 to report that a postal worker was shot in their driveway, Denver’s KUSA reported, adding that they saw a person wearing a dark hoodie and blue mask fleeing from the area.
The postmaster arrived at the grisly scene, only to immediately ask the question: "Did the baby mama do it," according to an affidavit obtained by KUSA.
Devan Schreiner, the victim's former girlfriend and the mother of his child, is a suspect in the murder. The 26-year-old Fort Collins resident was arrested by Wednesday night on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to police.
Police are calling the shooting a “domestic violence incident.” Just two days before the shooting, Schaefer filed court documents asking to have his parenting time modified, according to the affidavit. Schreiner also allegedly threatened Schaefer just recently, according to an affidavit obtained by KUSA. She and Schaefer previously worked together at the same post office but she was recently fired after "an incident" between the two of them, the affidavit stated.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service confirmed to Oxygen.com via email on Friday that they are investigating the homicide.
“You wouldn’t expect like your mailman would be hurt, or something would happen to him,” Mia Vanleeuwen, a neighbor of the shooting site, told KCNC-TV in Denver. “This is a pretty nice neighborhood I’d say, so it’s just weird that it was right there… in broad daylight, too.”
On Thursday, the United States Postal Service of Colorado held a procession in Schaefer’s honor by having 47 postal trucks take the same route Schaefer took on Wednesday before his death.
One person on his route said Schaefer was known for his smile and for his thoughtfulness.
“He hand-delivered mail to some of the houses because they weren’t capable of getting to the mailbox, so we’re very devastated,” Tom Lawson told KCNC.
It’s not clear if Schreiner has an attorney to speak on her behalf at this time.