Grand Island attorney killed in Wednesday night shooting - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Grand Island attorney killed in Wednesday night shooting

Posted: Updated: Nov 14, 2013 12:08 AM CST
Photo Courtesy:  Grand Island Independent Photo Courtesy: Grand Island Independent
Photo Courtesy:  Bradley Law Office Photo Courtesy: Bradley Law Office

Posted By:  KLKN Newsroom
8@klkntv.com

Scene photos courtesy of Grand Island Independent.

Grand Island police have identified the victim in a Wednesday evening downtown shooting as 52-year old Todd Elsbernd, a Grand Island attorney.

The shooting took place at around 6:30 p.m. on Locust Street outside the Downtown Center.  Elsbernd's law office is located inside the center. 

Grand Island police say Elsbernd was standing in the street at his vehicle when he was shot by an unknown suspect.  The suspect shot Elsbernd from the public parking lot near the northeast corner of Locust Street and Front Street.  Elsbernd was taken to St. Francis where he died.

His co-workers describe Elsbernd as a family man first, and an attorney second. They say the friendships he formed during his 16 years at the Bradley Law Office have made him more of a brother than a colleague.

"I keep thinking we're going to wake up from this nightmare and that it will never have happened, but as the day progresses, it's all too real," fellow attorney Mike Kneale said.

Witnesses told police the suspect was parked in the parking lot for a considerable length of time before the shooting.  Police say the shooting was not a random act and that Elsbernd was targeted by the suspect.

Police are looking for a white male wearing glasses and driving a small light-colored car.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call GIPD at 308-385-5400.

 

  • Local HeadlinesLocal HeadlinesMore>>

  • Local church holds annual 'Egg Drop' Easter hunt

    Local church holds annual 'Egg Drop' Easter hunt

    Thousands filled Seacrest Field Sunday for Elevate Church's annual Egg Drop Easter hunt. More >>
    Thousands filled Seacrest Field Sunday for Elevate Church's annual Egg Drop Easter hunt. More >>
  • UPDATE: Officials identify 9-year-old accidentally killed in Ashland

    UPDATE: Officials identify 9-year-old accidentally killed in Ashland

    UPDATE: Officials identify 9-year-old accidentally killed in Ashland

    Officials says 9-year-old Grant Johnson died of his injuries after being accidentally run over by a Bobcat construction machine Saturday.More >>
    Officials says 9-year-old Grant Johnson died of his injuries after being accidentally run over by a Bobcat construction machine Saturday. More >>
  • Free Easter meal draws hundreds

    Free Easter meal draws hundreds

    Free Easter meal draws hundreds

    The 31st annual daVinci's Easter meal drew hundreds of people from across the community.More >>
    The 31st annual daVinci's Easter meal drew hundreds of people from across the community.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.