Man fatally shot by Cass County sheriff’s deputy

Crime Scene

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN-TV)  — A Cass County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man Sunday night while responding to a report of an assault.

Deputies went to a home north of Alvo after a man called 911, reporting that his son hit him in the head.

The father had exited the house, and the son, 34-year-old Andrew Stratton, was thought to be in the basement.

During negotiations, a deputy fired his weapon, striking Stratton, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

A state trooper who had arrived moments earlier heard the gunshots and went inside with deputies to attempt life-saving measures.

Stratton was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators found a bow and arrow and long knife.

The state patrol is investigating the shooting. Under Nebraska law, all in-custody deaths must be investigated by a grand jury.

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