Connect with us

NSP Investigating Death in Dodge County

Nebraska State Patrol logo.

JANUARY 29, 2024 (FREMONT, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an incident during which a Fremont man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound during an interaction with Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Sunday afternoon, deputies were conducting an investigation at a residence in the 2500 block of East 34th Blvd, just outside of Fremont. Deputies attempted to contact the resident, but he initially refused to speak with them. A short time later, another resident allowed the deputies into the home and advised that the subject they were seeking to contact had gone upstairs.

Preliminary investigation shows that before deputies were able to contact the subject, they heard a single gunshot in a room upstairs. Deputies then located the subject inside the room with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to Methodist Fremont Health where he was pronounced deceased.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has requested the Nebraska State Patrol conduct an in-custody death investigation. No deputies fired their weapons during this incident and no other injuries occurred. The investigation remains ongoing.