LPD: Man charged in homicide found with stolen gun

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Pictured above: 64-year-old Dale Gatson. Photo provided by the Lincoln Police Department.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Just before 7:30 pm Sunday officers with the Lincoln Police Department (LPD)  were patrolling an area near S 13th and South Streets when they saw a black Ford Explorer with a busted taillight.

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Pulling the vehicle over, LPD identified the driver as 64-year-old Dale Gatson.

LPD noted an open alcohol contain was inside the car and began searching the vehicle. Inside they found a loaded .380 Sig Sauer P238, reported stolen out of Omaha last year.

Officers learned that Gatson is prohibited from possessing a firearm after a felony homicide conviction in 1990.

Gatson was cited on multiple weapons charges.

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