UPDATE: One Confirmed Death in South Lincoln Shooting

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Police have confirmed that the shooter was killed in a South Lincoln shooting Friday afternoon.

Law enforcement officials are investigating the report of shots fired in a South Lincoln neighborhood. The home was near 56th and Old Cheney at 5901 English Park Court.

It happened at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. According to Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner, deputies were at the home to end an eviction process.

Wagner says at one point a man was shot. Officials are not releasing his name or age at this time.

According to a witness, deputies shot the man after he first fired a gun at them. The witness is a locksmith who was there to open the house for the eviction.

He says he unlocked the door, but a two by four was across the door frame, preventing it from opening. He says police were attempting to open the door with a battering ram. The locksmith says the man inside pulled out a gun and fired twice at the deputies. He says the deputies returned fire.

Deputies are on scene along with Lincoln Police, the Nebraska State Patrol and Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

Stay with 1011now.com for updates on this developing story.



 
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