Court documents detail what led up to fatal shooting of Lincoln man

In recently unsealed court documents, investigators detailed what led up to the fatal shooting of a Lincoln man last month. 
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In recently unsealed court documents, investigators detailed what led up to the fatal shooting of a Lincoln man last month.

Lincoln police officers found 31-year-old Michael Whitemagpie (pictured on right) around 4 a.m. on May 23 in an alley near 33rd and S St. with multiple gunshot wounds. Whitemagpie later died of his injuries.

The suspect, 30-year-old Ryan Long, of Lincoln, (pictured on left) was extradited back to Nebraska this week and formally charged with first-degree murder by a Lancaster County judge Thursday.

Investigators were able to recover videos posted to Snapchat that showed Long engaging in gambling with Whitemagpie and other people, and showed Whitemagpie displaying a large amount of cash, according to an affidavit for Long’s arrest. Police determined the gambling took place at a Lincoln hotel where surveillance video showed a fight break out among the group, during which Long and Whitemagpie became physical with one another, according to the documents.

After separating and leaving in different vehicles, Long and Whitemagpie confronted each other in the alley near 33rd and S St., during which time Long fired 16 rounds, investigators said in the documents.

Long has a lengthy criminal history, including pending felony cases. He bonded out of jail four days before he allegedly killed Whitemagpie, according to court records.

Long is being held without bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again next month.

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