Joshua and Devin Scheer: Fort Collins SWAT team gasses them out of house to end standoff

The wee hours of Sunday morning were more active than usual on the 1000 block of Cypress Drive in Fort Collins. A report about one neighbor threatening another with a firearm led to a three-hour standoff that ended with the deployment of "gas munitions" and charges against Joshua and Devin Scheer.

Look below to see details from the Fort Collins Police Department, booking photos of both Scheers, who were among seven people to flee from the home once the gas attack struck, and an interactive graphic showing the area near the scene; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

Fort Collins Police Department press release, March 6:

Fort Collins Police Services arrested two Fort Collins men Sunday morning after a three hour standoff with patrol officers and the SWAT Team.

The incident began around 2:25 a.m. when police were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Cypress Drive. Upon arrival, officers determined that a man had threatened a nearby neighbor with a firearm. When responding officers attempted to contact the armed suspect, he and other occupants of the target residence refused to come out of the house or communicate with police.

The Fort Collins Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) arrived on scene around 3:50 a.m. and began negotiations with occupants of the home. Ultimately, the SWAT Team launched gas munitions into the residence, forcing seven individuals to exit the home. A subsequent search of the house by SWAT resulted in the arrest of two primary suspects around 6:00 a.m.

Suspect #1

Joshua SCHEER (DOB/013188)


2 Counts of Felony Menacing

Suspect #2

Devin SCHEER (DOB/051189)


Failing to Leave Upon Request

Obstructing a Peace Officer

Both men were booked into the Larimer County Detention Center.

There were no injuries to the suspects or officers during the incident.

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