One man dead after officer involved shooting in St. Paul

The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon in St. Paul.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating after an officer-involved shooting left one person dead.

Officials say around 12:30 p.m., the Howard County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance between two neighbors in St. Paul.

The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon in St. Paul.

The Sheriff’s Office, St. Paul Police Department, and Nebraska State Patrol all responded to the scene, near Sheridan and Jay streets in St. Paul. One of the parties reportedly discharged a weapon during the disturbance.

After a brief search for the people involved, officers located a person holding a rifle. Officials say a trooper gave repeated commands for the person to put their weapon down, but they did not comply. That’s when officials say John Vogel and 80-year-old man from St. Paul, raised his rifle and a trooper fired his weapon twice, hitting the person.

Officers on scene immediately rendered aid to the subject. The man was then transported to Howard County Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. No others were injured.

The Howard County Attorney has requested the Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team conduct an investigation into the incident.

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