MOORHEAD -- Police have identified a Moorhead man who died early Monday, Nov. 28, from what they say appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The body of Thomas J. Scheibel, 28, was found in an apartment in the 1900 block of 20th Street South about 2:30 a.m. Monday after police were called to the area shortly after midnight on a report of a physical domestic involving a gun.
According to a report released by Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson:
When officers arrived at the apartment building, they set up a perimeter around the suspect’s apartment.
A woman had earlier escaped from the apartment to a neighboring apartment to report that her male roommate threatened her with a gun and that her young child was still inside the apartment.
Police evacuated the building and the Red River Regional SWAT Team was brought in.
Fargo police assisted with traffic control in the area.
After police were unable to establish communications with the male inside the apartment, SWAT members entered the apartment about 2:30 a.m. and discovered Scheibel dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot injury.
The child was found safe.
The investigation is continuing, said Jacobson, who did not provide details about how the male was killed.