UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Adams Standoff


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – This afternoon, Nebraska State Patrol released additional information regarding the hours-long standoff overnight in Adams at 811 Elm Street.

The victim made an initial 911 call at 8:10 p.m. reporting that her husband had hit her several times and pointed a gun at her.  The victim was shot in the hand when her husband, Thomas Sharp, age 40, pointed the gun at her and she pushed away.

The victim and her three children were then able to flee the home safely, the children were unharmed.

SEE ALSO: BREAKING UPDATE (4): Hours-long standoff ends in Adams

The victim was transported to Bryan Medical Center West Campus for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the children are with family.

Around 9:50 p.m., the Gage County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the NSP SWAT Team.

After the NSP SWAT Team was activated, numerous attempts were made to contact Sharp, no contact was established.

This morning, the SWAT team breached the front door using a light armored vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, Sharp was located inside the home, deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The entire incident lasted approximately nine hours.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

The Gage County Attorney has requested that NSP investigate the incident. NSP was assisted by the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Adams Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, and the Gage County Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.

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