26-year-old ex-girlfriend arrested in Longmont shooting of postal worker
A 26-year-old ex-girlfriend of the postal worker shot and killed in Longmont Wednesday has been arrested in connection with his death, according to police.
LONGMONT, Colo. — An ex-girlfriend of the postal worker who was shot and killed while delivering mail in Longmont Wednesday afternoon has been arrested on first-degree murder charges in connection with his death, according to the Longmont Police Department.
The shooting happened near Heatherhill Street and Renaissance Drive just after 12:30 p.m., according to police. That is near Diagonal Highway and Airport Road.
Police said the victim was in front of neighborhood mailboxes when he was shot. The victim was shot multiple times and died at the scene, according to police. His name has not yet been released.
A witness saw the suspect running south on Renaissance Drive after the shooting, according to police.
Police said Wednesday night that they have arrested the victim’s ex-girlfriend, 26-year-old Devan Schreiner, on first-degree murder charges.
“The Longmont Department of Public Safety wants to assure the community that this was not a random act of violence,” police said in a release. “This crime appears to be an isolated incident and an act of domestic violence.”
Five schools in the area – Altona Middle, Blue Mountain Elementary, Eagle Crest Elementary, Silver Creek High and Westview Middle – were temporarily put on secure status due to the police activity Wednesday afternoon, according to St. Vrain Valley Schools.
Police said their investigation is still active. They asked area residents to check their surveillance cameras for any video related to the shooting. Anyone who has information or video that may help the investigation is asked to call Longmont Police Services at 303-651-8501.
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