On September 17, 2022, at 11:28 p.m., The Lincoln County 911 Center obtained a report of a gunshot sufferer at the Welcome Inn on U.S. Highway 30, simply west of North Platte, North East. Additionally, the report indicated the one who shot the person was nonetheless on scene.
Deputies and North Platte Rescue arrived on scene and situated a twenty-six 12 months old male topic with a single gunshot to the chest.
The topic was transported to Great Plains Health, then flown to University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for remedy. The topic is reported to be in severe however steady situation.
The shooter was recognized as a sixty-six-year-old male, with many severe medical circumstances. The aged male lives at the motel. The aged male was visibly shaken by the occasion and brought to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.
Investigators realized the 2 males have been pals and had eaten a late dinner collectively. The youthful male started to drink closely and was requested to go away by the aged male.
An argument started, repeatedly the youthful male was requested to go away. The youthful male started to threaten the aged male he was going to kill him and displayed a knife. The aged male feared for his life and shot the youthful male with a handgun he had.
Although the investigation continues in this occasion, it appeared clear to all investigators the aged male acted in self-protection. The aged male was returned to his room and no expenses will likely be filed.