LINCOLN, Neb Lincoln Police said the man killed in an altercation with police Friday did not fire at the deputies.
Police Chief Jim Peschong said the gun 64-year-old Doug DaMoude confronted deputies with wasn't loaded.
DaMoude barricaded himself in his home at 5901 English Park Court around 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Deputies were serving a court order to evict DaMoude from his home. He had barricaded himself in his house. Police called in locksmiths to disable the locks and then rammed in the entryway. Police said DaMoude confronted the deputies with a .22 caliber rifle. Peschong said a struggle ensued before deputies fired a total of five shots, four of which hit DaMoude.
DaMoude was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy revealed a bullet to the head killed him.
Peschong said DaMoude had been sending mail to the police department and sheriff's office for several weeks, threatening to kill them if they tried to enter his residence. Sixteen other weapons were found inside the home.
Per protocol, the two deputies who fired the shots are on paid administrative leave until the investigation is finished.