Authorities arrested a man they say fired a gun at another man and led to a large police presence in south Lincoln on Sunday.
Lincoln police officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of N. 48th St. on a report of shots being fired around 1 p.m. When they arrived, they found a 24-year-old man who said he had a fight the night before with 26-year-old Jimmy Nguyen.
The man told police he was driving into the parking lot of his apartment building when he saw Nguyen’s vehicle in the lot. The victim got out of his car and was approached by Nguyen who pointed a handgun at his legs and fired one shot, police said. The victim also reported another man, also holding a handgun, was with Nguyen.
The victim told officers he tried to flee in his car when Nguyen pointed the gun at his head, police said. At that point, Nguyen jumped on the vehicle and began punching the windshield to try and get the victim out, police said. The victim ultimately was able to get away.
Investigators were able to verify the victim’s statement with witness interviews and video evidence, police said.
After tracking Nguyen’s vehicle to the area of 9th and B St., several officers responded with handguns and rifles.
Nguyen was found to be a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was was arrested Tuesday afternoon for terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and possession of a deadly weapon by prohibited person.