A Nebraska State Patrol press release says the trooper has been treated and released, and the suspected shooter was pronounced dead at the scene.
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JUNIATA, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska State Patrol has provided an update to the shooting in Juniata. According to their press release, a Nebraska State Trooper was wounded during a standoff with an armed suspect early on Wednesday. The trooper has since been released from the hospital.
According to NSP, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 10:15 on Tuesday night, where a neighbor reported a man had been shooting a gun outside a home in the 500 block of North Brass in Juniata. Troopers and Adams County Deputies responded to the scene and a “shelter-in-place” order was issued.
Officers formed a perimeter around the residence, and after around 30 minutes passed, troopers say someone inside the house fired “many additional gunshots” and several squad cars were hit
At that point, the NSP SWAT Team was activated. Negotiators were able to get in contact with the subject and tried to negotiate throughout the standoff.
At approximately 1:35 Wednesday morning, more shots came out from the house and one trooper was hit in the arm with a single shot. Paramedics were already on scene and were able to quickly help the trooper and take them to a Hastings hospital.
Around an hour later, the officers used tear gas after the subject continued shooting. The subject came out with a gun, and a SWAT Team member shot and hit the subject, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is involved, as are members of the Hastings Police Department and South Central Area Law Enforcement Services.
We will continue following this story and post updates as they are received.
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