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The victim is in stable condition at this time

UPDATE: Police arrest one in connection with shooting at 25th and J

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By: Channel 8 Eyewitness Newsroom

UPDATE: Lincoln Police arrested 20-year-old James McNeal in connection with the May 30th shooting near 25th and J. They worked with the Metro Fugitive Task Force in Kansas City to make the arrest.


Lincoln Police say the victim in Tuesday evening's shooting is 20-year-old Matthew Frerichs. Police say he is still in the hospital, in critical but stable condition.

Police say two suspects confronted Frerichs in his apartment, near 26th and J St, just before 5 Tuesday night.

They say the suspects attempted to steal marijuana from Frerichs, that’s when the three began to fight.

Multiple shots were fired, two hit Frerichs.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation; they are still searching for the two suspects.


Lincoln Police say two suspects are on the loose after a shooting, it happened just before 5 p.m. near 26th and J Streets.

"We heard, I heard, we all heard, like four, three or four gunshots and then, I was like sounds like someone's shooting. And we didn't know it, was actually that, until we saw three guys storm out with glass right behind them," said a witness.

The victims was shot twice in the lower torso. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Witnesses say they saw three men run from a duplex, the victim falling down the stairs behind them, as they hustled into a four-door white car.

A neighbor sprang into action and administered medical aid to the man, until officers arrived.

One witness said, "His neighbor was a nurse and she, like came out and helped. She told us to get the water and the was cloth."

When police did get there, the victim was breathing and alert. 

Shortly after the incident, Lincoln Police taped off the area and began canvassing for clues.

Capt. Farber of the Lincoln Police Dept. said, "We got reports that there were upwards of two to three individuals, described as dark skinned or African American males, that were seen running from the building."

Nearly an hour after the shooting, LPD said, it was safe for those in the area to go about their normal routine.

Police urge anybody with information to call them at their non-emergency number: 402-441-6000.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue along with Lincoln Police responded to a call of gun shots in the area of 26th and J Streets.

Lincoln Police are canvassing the area for witnesses. 

Details are limited at this time.

According to the scanner, there is one victim with gunshot wounds to the back.  

Police are looking for three suspects who fled the scene in a white 4 door vehicle.

We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more as it becomes available. 

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