NSP: 2-hour standoff with Lincoln man ends in suicide

A standoff involving a Lincoln man who reportedly fired at law enforcement officers in Sherman County ended with the suspect committing suicide, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. 

The two-hour standoff began around 8:30 p.m. Monday near Highway 92 and 472B Avenue in Sherman County, the patrol said in a press release. It began when Sherman County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a suspicious man in the area. 

The suspect, Trevor Jorgensen, 23, of Lincoln was armed with a rifle and fired multiple rounds at deputies, according to the release. 

Jorgensen then tried to hide in a tree line and fired several more rounds as more officers arrived on the scene, the patrol said. 

At approximately 10:30 p.m., Jorgensen came out of the trees, ignored verbal commands from officers and shot himself, the patrol said. 

NSP said no shots were fired by law enforcement officers during the incident, and no officers were injured. 

The Sherman County Attorney has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to conduct an investigation.

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