LPD: Lincoln man arrested after firing gun during argument

A 26-year-old man reported to police on Monday that he was shot at during an argument with 31-year-old Robert Rodriguez.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police arrested a 31-year-old man after he fired a handgun at another man during an argument.

A 26-year-old man reported to police on Monday that he was shot at during an argument with 31-year-old Robert Rodriguez.

Rodriguez visited the victim’s home and they had gotten into an argument, police say.

Rodriguez pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the victim and fired into a door. By the time police arrived, Rodriguez had fled the scene.

Officers investigated the evidence and processed the scene of the crime. Officers discovered Rodriguez had three outstanding warrants for narcotics, theft and carrying a concealed weapon.

The Fugitive Task Force found Rodriguez in the passenger of a vehicle near 2nd and Belmont around 1 p.m. on Monday.

When officers contacted Rodriguez, he ran from them while holding a handgun. Officers saw Rodriguez attempt to discard the handgun while he was running.

Officers eventually reached Rodriguez and took him into custody.

LPD says the recovered handgun, matched the evidence found at the crime scene.

Inside Rodriguez’s backpack, police found burglar’s tools; bolt cutters, Sawzall, commercial keys, headlamp, pry-bar, screwdrivers, a wrench and a flashlight.

Officers also found a machete with a 12-inch blade and ammunition.

Police arrested Rodriguez for terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony, carrying a concealed weapon 2nd subsequent offense, possession of burglar’s tools and obstructing a police officer.

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