Police: Colorado postal worker shot, killed by ex-girlfriend - Albuquerque Journal

Police: Colorado postal worker shot, killed by ex-girlfriend

DENVER — Police have arrested an ex-girlfriend of a postal worker who was shot and killed while delivering mail in northern Colorado.

The 26-year-old suspect, Devan Schreiner, of Fort Collins, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of Jason Schaefer, 33, and is being held at the Boulder County Jail.

An arrest affidavit shows that the two were involved in an ongoing child custody dispute, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.

Jail records do not list an attorney who can speak on Schreiner’s behalf.

The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in Longmont, a city nearly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Denver.

“This crime appears to be an isolated incident and an act of domestic violence,” Longmont Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur wrote in a news release.

Schreiner had also worked at the Longmont postal office until she was fired two weeks ago because of an incident between her and Schaefer.

The U.S. Postal Service said in a statement that the agency would be “providing resources” to all Longmont employees. Police are withholding photos of the suspect, pending additional witness interviews.


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

Nativo Sponsored Content

taboola desktop

MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS

1
Colorado becomes 3rd state to detect omicron variant
Around the Region
Colorado became the third U.S. state ... Colorado became the third U.S. state to detect a case of the omicron variant in a woman who had recently traveled to Africa, state ...
2
Eloy Police Dept.: Officer shoots, wounds man during chase
Around the Region
An Eloy police officer shot and ... An Eloy police officer shot and wounded a man during a foot chase after the officer responded to a reported domestic violence incident, the ...
3
2 killed in west Phoenix triple shooting were married ...
Around the Region
A man and woman killed in ... A man and woman killed in a triple shooting at a west Phoenix home were a married couple, police said Thursday. They said 59-year-old ...
4
Arizona abortions could end with Supreme Court decision
Around the Region
Abortions in Arizona could become illegal ... Abortions in Arizona could become illegal overnight if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that said a woman has a constitutional ...
5
4 officers denied immunity over 2017 fatal arrest attempt
Around the Region
Four Phoenix police officers were denied ... Four Phoenix police officers were denied qualified immunity in a lawsuit over the death of a Black man during a 2017 arrest attempt in ...
6
Arizona reports 4,012 new COVID-19 cases, 33 more deaths
Around the Region
Arizona health officials are reporting more ... Arizona health officials are reporting more than 4,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the first time in a week. The state coronavirus dashboard on ...
7
Union for concession workers at Phoenix airport end walkout
Around the Region
A union representing the largest group ... A union representing the largest group of food service workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is ending a strike against the largest concessionaire ...
8
Navajo Nation: 63 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths for ...
Around the Region
The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported ... The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 63 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the third consecutive day. The latest daily virus figures ...
9
Appeals court reinstates Texas mask mandate ban in schools
Around the Region
An appeals court on Wednesday halted ... An appeals court on Wednesday halted a federal judge's order that had stopped Texas from enforcing its ban on mask mandates in the state's ...