Nebraska State Patrol investigating after officer shoots man in Gering

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska State Patrol has begun an investigation after a man was shot by an officer in Gering on Thursday.

Around 11:25 a.m., Gering Police officers were sent to a home on a report of a man threatening to harm himself, the patrol said.

When officers tried speaking with 53-year-old Dannie Emrick, he pointed a gun at them, according to the patrol.

One officer then fired his gun “multiple times,” striking Emrick, the patrol said.

Officers rendered medical aid to before Emrick was taken to Regional West Medical Center.  He remains in “stable condition,” according to the patrol.

The Gering Police Department requested the help of the patrol’s special investigation team in looking into the shooting.  The investigation is ongoing.

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