Three suspected of shooting bike riders with BB guns arrested following pursuit

Three people, including a Lincoln man, were arrested after a pursuit on Highway 77 in southern Lancaster County. 

The three are suspected of shooting BBs at bike riders along the highway, according to a press release from the Nebraska State Patrol. 

Troopers began pursuing a 2018 GMC Acadia traveling at around 100 miles per hour north of Princeton around 4 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle fled along county roads, through Hickman, then crashed into a ditch near 120th and Highway 2, the release said. 

Inside were two juveniles, a 17-year-old female and a 16-year-old male, both from Lincoln. The female fainted and was taken to the hospital for medical attention. Both teens were taken to the Lancaster County Youth Services Center. 

The third suspect was identified as Steven Schroeder, 19, of Lincoln. Schroeder was lodged in Lancaster County Jail. 

NSP said the Acadia had been stolen from Lincoln on Sunday. Troopers found two BB guns and marijuana inside, according to the release. Authorities believe the suspects were using the guns to shoot at bike riders along Highway 77.

NSP is asking any cyclist who may have witnessed this or was a victim of this act to call the NSP Troop H Patrol Office at 402-471-4680.

All three suspects were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flight to avoid arrest, possession with intent to deliver, willful reckless driving, and speeding. Additional charges may be added pending further investigation.


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