16-year-old helped rob Lincoln man beaten, shot dead at Fonner Park, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — New details are emerging in the death of a Lincoln man in Grand Island.

Police there are now telling us a 16-year-old boy was also arrested.

The Grand Island Police Department says officers were first called to Fonner Park on Thursday at 10 a.m.

They found Todd Scherer inside a barn with a gunshot wound, already dead.

Through interviews, investigators were led to Logan Hunts Horse, who was in a nearby tack room.

GIPD says he admitted to shooting the victim and also hitting him with a baseball bat.

Investigators then learned the 16-year-old was present during the attack as well, and helped Hunts Horse rob Scherer.

Police tell us the robbery was planned before the shooting, and that the suspects stole the victim’s wallet.

Hunts Horse was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, robbery and discharge of a firearm at an occupied structure.

The 16-year-old is charged with robbery, accessory – first-degree murder and accessory – use of a weapon to commit a felony.

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