Devan Schreiner Wiki -Devan Schreiner Biography
Devan Schreiner was arrested on Wednesday evening for killing USPS postal worker Jason Schaefer. She had been set to make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon, but the hearing was rescheduled for Oct. 19.
Schaefer has been identified as the USPS postal worker who was shot and killed on Wednesday in Longmont.
She is 26 years old.
Jason Schaefer Murder
According to an affidavit for her arrest, a resident called police to a home in the 2000 block of Sicily Circle in Longmont just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday reporting that the letter carrier had been shot in the driveway and that a person wearing a dark hoodie and the blue mask was seen running from the area.
They found the postal carrier dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to his face. He was working at the time, according to the affidavit. Video from the scene indicated four shots were fired, according to the document.
Devan Schreiner Arrested
The custody document, filed by an attorney for Schaefer, claims Schreiner refuses to co-parent the child, was not communicating about taking the child out of therapy, and would not enroll the child in kindergarten. Schaefer’s attorney asked the court to give Schaefer the majority of the parenting time and sole decision-making responsibilities. Court records also show prior divorce and custody cases involving the two.
According to the affidavit, a camera captured Schreiner’s vehicle driving near Sicily Circle about a half-mile away from the scene of the shooting about 30 minutes before the shooting occurred, and a resident nearby said they believed they saw a vehicle matching her vehicle’s description back into an access road in the area.
Investigators went and talked to Schreiner’s sister and found out that Schreiner also worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Longmont but had been fired about two weeks ago because of “an incident,” according to the affidavit. She then started working for the USPS in Loveland.
According to the affidavit, Schreiner was working Wednesday. GPS tracking of her and her postal vehicle done by the USPS showed the device pinging at an address in Loveland from between 11:06 a.m. and 1:28 p.m., and analysis by a postal inspector showed that her device did not move between those times before it started again and returned to the Loveland post office around 4:30 p.m.
The affidavit says Schreiner called Longmont police from her home in Fort Collins just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and drove her vehicle, which authorities believe she was going in the period her tracking device was not moving and at the time of the murder, to the Longmont Police Department, where she spoke with detectives. Other detectives saw a blue face mask and black hoodie inside her vehicle, according to the affidavit.
In a news release Thursday morning, the deputy chief of the Longmont Police Department said that officers and U.S. Postal Inspection Services searched the home of an acquaintance of Schreiner’s and her apartment. They had also obtained a search warrant for her vehicle.
“Although the investigation is still in its early stages, the teamwork has generated a lot of progress in the short period of time since the murder,” Longmont Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur said in an email.
Trey Smith, a coworker, and friend of Schaefer’s said coworkers at the Longmont USPS branch struggled with Schaefer’s death on Thursday.
“Everyone is pretty much a mess. They can’t wrap their head around that,” Smith said. “It’s just crazy because, like, I lost a brother. And I know he’s not blood, but he’s family in a way.”
“He was just a great, loving guy who would do anything for anybody,” Smith said of Schaefer. “So, this goofy guy that always put a smile on anyone’s face he was around.”