Man accused of second-degree murder in northeast Nebraska shooting

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man has been accused of second-degree murder in the shooting of his co-worker in rural Cedar County.

On Wednesday, 20-year-old David Phillips got into an argument with a co-worker at a job site north of Hartington.

The Nebraska State Patrol thinks Phillips then shot the victim, who was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Phillips was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, possession of a stolen firearm and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, the patrol said Thursday.

The Louisiana native has since been lodged in the Cedar County Jail.

An investigation is ongoing.

Hartington is about 55 miles west of South Sioux City.

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