Nebraska State Trooper Wounded In Standoff, Officer-Involved Shooting

The Nebraska State Patrol says the trooper suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to an arm during the standoff with an armed man early Wednesday morning in Juniata, in Adams County; he was treated at a hospital and released.

Investigators say approximately 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call regarding a man firing a gun outside a residence.

The call came from a woman in the immediate area, who was unable to leave due to the situation.

Troopers and Sheriff's Deputies arrived, establishing a perimeter, and County Emergency Management issued a shelter in place order for nearby residents.

The Patrol says about 30 minutes after the initial 9-1-1 call, the woman was able to escape the area and safely reach law officers.

Police say many additional gunshots came from the place with law enforcement cruisers being struck by bullets. The State Patrol SWAT team came in, and negotiators made contact with the man.

Troopers say the man continued to fire at law officers when they got tear gas into the residence. The person came out holding a firearm;

A member of the SWAT then discharged his weapon, striking the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is involved, as well as members of the Hastings Police Department and South Central Area Law Enforcement Services.

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