Arrest made in shooting near 25th and Holdrege

Pictured above: 29-year-old Joseph Mitchell, arrested for a forgery warrant.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Sunday, Feb. 9, around 1:30 p.m. the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) responded to the 1300 block of N. 25th Street on a report of someone sustaining a gunshot wound.

LPD located the victim, a 28-year-old male, who had been shot in the leg. He claimed his attacker, who he knew, attempted to rob him. After further investigation, LPD located the suspect, 29-year-old Joseph Mitchell, the next day at the Microtel Inn, 25o5 Fairfield St. At this time, Mitchell had a warrant arrest for forgery and was taken into custody.

Officers located a 9mm handgun in his possession, after Mitchell gave consent for them to search his room and vehicle. He was arrested for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, pandering, and the warrant for forgery.

Later on, both a firearm and shell casing were sent into the state lab from the scene of a shooting. A match was made to Mitchell’s handgun. He was also arrested for second degree assault on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. while still in jail for previous charges.


Original story posted Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4:23 p.m.

Lincoln police are investigating a shooting near the area of 25th and Holdrege Street.

When officers arrived around 2 p.m. Sunday, they found a man in his late 20’s with a gunshot wound. He was then taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say there is no threat to the public and the investigation is ongoing.

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