A Lincoln man shot in Bennet has been cited after an argument with his girlfriend.
Police say 21-year-old Jeffery Stotler will face domestic assault charges. He's the man who was shot by his girlfriend's father back on March 20.
Stotler was shot in the chest and stomach. He has since been released from the hospital and ticketed for domestic assault.
Meanwhile, the man who pulled the trigger will not be charged.
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says there's not enough evidence to support criminal charges against 50-year-old Michael Kinney.
Initially, Kinney was lodged at Lancaster County Jail for 1st degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. "After review by the County Attorney's office and our investigators, it appears there is insufficient evidence to support the criminal charges of Michael Kinney," said Sheriff Terry Wagner.
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says around 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, deputies responded to a shooting at 165 Monroe Street in Bennet.
Forty-seven year old Ranae Kinney reported that her husband, Michael, shot Stotler.
When Deputies arrived, Stotler was found in the back yard of the home with a gunshot wound to the upper chest and another to the abdomen. He was transported to Bryan LGH West.
Investigation revealed that Michael's daughter, Miranda Kinney, had been in a dating relationship with Stotler.
Deputies say a domestic disturbance between Stotler and Miranda preceded the shooting. They say the argument started in Lincoln and continued during the drive back to Bennet.
Deputies say Stotler was driving Miranda's car, reaching excessive speeds. They say Stotler made statements that had Miranda concerned for her safety. Deputies say she also thought Stotler may hurt himself.
When the couple arrived at the home in Bennet, investigators say Miranda got out of the car. At that point, they say Stotler put the car in reverse, knocking Miranda over with the open passenger door.
Miranda got up and ran to her parents house. She began banging on the door, calling to her parents. Deputies say Stotler then tackled her. At that time, Miranda's mother, Renae, came out of the house.
Stotler let Miranda go. Deputies say Michael and Renae learned Stotler was intoxicated. They offered him a ride home, but instead, deputies say Stotler drove off in Miranda's car.
A short time later, Stotler returned to the house. Investigators say Michael spoke with Stotler outside the home. They say Stotler ran off, making statements that had Michael concerned Stotler might hurt himself.
Deputies say the Kinney family went back inside and locked their doors.
A few minutes later, deputies say Stotler returned and began banging on the door. They say Michael instructed Renae, Miranda and another daughter to lock themselves in the bathroom. Michael's 14-year-old son remained asleep in an upstairs bedroom.
During the investigation, deputies learned Stotler then forced his way through a back door. They say Michael shot Stotler inside the house, twice with a rifle.
Stotler crawled outside to the backyard, where deputies found him.
Michael's 24-year-old son, who does not live at 165 Monroe street, heard the call on a scanner. He works as a Nebraska correctional officer. He arrived at the house to help calm his father.
After Michael was assured Stotler was no longer a threat, he unloaded and put down his rifle.
Stotler , who Wagner said remains hospitalized but has since left the ICU, could still face charges related to the domestic dispute which is still under investigation.