UPDATE: Police identify two women killed in apparent murder-suicide

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News



Lincoln Police say 31- year old Meagan Schroeder of Lincoln was the woman found dead from a gunshot wound in the driver’s front seat of a vehicle parked in an apartment complex near 14th and Superior Saturday afternoon. They say 40-year-old Brenda Schroeder was in the passenger front seat with a gunshot wound. Police say preliminary investigation leads them to believe Brenda Schroeder killed Meagan Schroeder and then took her own life. 

Autopsies are scheduled. We will bring you additional details when they become available.


On Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 3:03 p.m., members of the Lincoln Police Department were called to investigate a threats complaint.  Officers immediately began searching for the person being threatened and the person responsible.
At approximately 3:20 p.m. an officer located the vehicle parked in a lot in the 1500 block of Superior.  As the officer was attempting to contact those inside of the vehicle a single gunshot was heard.  
A deceased female was located in the driver’s front seat.  A second female seated in the passenger front seat was found to have a gunshot wound and was transported by Lincoln Fire and Rescue to a local hospital where she died.  
Crime scene investigators are processing the vehicle for evidence.  Investigators are attempting to confirm the identity of the deceased women, make notification to their families, and determine the sequence of events leading to their deaths.  
The Lincoln Police Department is not searching for any additional persons involved.  There is no ongoing threat to the citizens of Lincoln relating to this incident.  


Lincoln Police confirm two women were shot near 14th and Superior around 3:00 p.m.

They say one woman died on scene, and the other was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Police tell us are not looking for a suspect and are still on scene investigating.

According to the police scanner, LPD is responding to a shooting near 14th and Superior.

Although Police have not confirmed any details about this situation we heard that two people may have been shot in a domestic situation.

We’re hearing one person may have been shot in the head and one person may have been shot in the torso.

Our reporter on scene says police have taped off an area inside the Superior Place Apartments.

Police say, over the scanner, that they have secured a gun- and may know who the suspect is. 

Lincoln Police are requesting medical units, and scanner traffic indicates one person may have been taken to the hospital.

Traffic in the area is being diverted. If you can, avoid the area.

Our reporter on scene says he can see a vehicle with a white sheet draped over the widows- which appear to be shot out.

Once again, we have no official confirmation in this situation- we are working with authorities on scene.

Stay with us for more information as it becomes available.

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