Sheriff’s office identifies man found dead inside north Lincoln home after standoff
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Authorities named the man who was found dead Thursday after an hours-long standoff at a Lincoln home.
Chief Deputy Ben Houchin with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified the man as 49-year-old Jamie Mitchel.
The Lincoln Police Department’s SWAT team was called to a home near 27th and Holdrege Streets around midnight to serve a search warrant.
Mitchel, who had barricaded himself in the home, had made threats against the city and a nearby school on Wednesday.
Houchin said Mitchel had violated a protection order.
Authorities tried getting Mitchel to come out of the home, but he refused.
Around 4:50 a.m., officers heard a single gunshot inside, according to Houchin.
Officers then entered the home and found Mitchel with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The death is under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Houchin said.