VIDEO: Lincoln man died of gunshot wound, home found in disarray

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) provided a live update on the suspicious death-turned homicide investigation. Lincoln Police Chief Brian Jackson led the news conference.

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The victim, 33-year-old James Shekie of Lincoln, was found dead in his residence near Superior and 14th Streets Monday morning. An autopsy confirmed that his cause of death was a gunshot wound. LPD has not released whether Shekie was shot once or multiple times.

His home was found in disarray.

The attack is believed to be specific to Shekie’s residence, so there no ongoing threat to the public at this time.

“We also want his family and our community to know, we’re doing everything in our power to identify and apprehend the person or persons who killed him,” said Jackson.

Through their investigation, LPD found that a resident in Shekie’s neighborhood heard a loud noise around 2 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. Authorities were not called at this time.

In fact, it wasn’t until Monday, March 1 that Shekie’s body was discovered by police. They were called to his home just after 11 a.m. when a neighbor reported that his door had been left open.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with relevant information can call Lincoln Police 402-441-6000 or Lincoln Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

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