North Dakota officer dies after being shot in standoff

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Feb 11 (Reuters) - A North Dakota police officer, shot during an hours-long standoff, has died from his wounds, city officials said on Thursday, making him only the second officer killed in the line of duty since the city of Fargo was founded in 1871.

Jason Moszer, 33, was responding to a domestic disturbance on the northeast side of Fargo late on Wednesday and, Police Chief David Todd told local media, the armed suspect, 49-year-old Marcus Schumacher, also died in the incident.

Moszer had been with the force for six years and had a Silver Star commendation, Mayor Tim Mahoney said in a statement.

See photos of Moszer and the scene in Fargo:

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North Dakota officer dies after being shot in standoff
This undated photo released by Fargo Police Department shows Fargo police officer Jason Moszer. Moszer was shot amid a standoff in Fargo, N.D. with a domestic violence suspect, police in North Dakota said early Thursday, Feb. 10, 2016. Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near the home the suspect was barricaded inside, Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said. (Fargo Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation chief agent Mark Sayler, left, and Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney answer questions at a news conference in Fargo, N.D., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, about a standoff and shooting in Fargo. Officials say an officer that was shot in the 11-hour standoff is not expected to survive his injuries. The alleged shooter was found dead in the home Thursday morning from a gunshot wound. (AP Photo/Dave Kolapck)
Two Cass County sheriff's deputies secure an area in North Fargo, N.D., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 one block from a house where a suspect is accused of shooting a police officer. Officer Jason Moszer was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect and is not expected to survive authorities in Fargo said Thursday. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
Authorities block off an area in front of Plymouth Congregational Church and near a house in north Fargo, N.D., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, where a suspect fired at police officers during an 11-hour standoff that left a Fargo police officer near death. Police chief Dave Todd says that Officer Jason Moszer will not survive his wounds. The suspect, who has not been identified was found dead from a shotgun wound. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd appears at a news conference at police headquarters in Fargo, N .D., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016to talk about a shooting that left one of his officers mortally wounded and a suspect dead. Todd says Officer Jason Moszer, a six-year veteran of the force, is not expected to recover from his wounds. It would be just the second police fatality in the line of duty in Fargo. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

It was not immediately known if Schumacher had shot himself or if he had been shot by police, ABC affiliate WDAZ and the Forum newspaper of Fargo-Moorhead reported.

In 1988, Schumacher, then 22, was found guilty of negligent homicide when a teenager was shot dead, the Forum said.

The state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation and North Dakota's Cass County Sheriff's Office is investigating. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Additional reporting by Ben Klayman in Detroit and Victoria Cavaliere in Los Angeles; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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