One Pine Ridge Reservation man is hospitalized and another in custody following a shooting Wednesday afternoon at Sheridan County Livestock in Rushville.
Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas says 44-year old Gilbert Grooms of Oglala is being held in the Sheridan County Jail in Rushville for attempted 1st-degree murder, 1st degree assault, felony use of a weapon, and terroristic threats
The victim, 35-year old Charles Winters of Martin, is in Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff with non-life-threatening injuries.
Thomas says the preliminary investigation showed Grooms and Winters were arguing when Grooms got a shotgun from his vehicle and fired it in Winters’ direction. Winters retreated to his own vehicle and Grooms shot at it multiple times.
Winters then fled around a trailer, but was hit in the midsection when Grooms fired again. Grooms remained at the scene and was arrested by Sheridan County Sheriff’s deputies and taken to the county jail in Rushville.
Winters was taken by ambulance to Gordon Memorial Hospital, then flown to Regional West with the Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance from the State Patrol about 5:25. The Patrol has taken the lead in the investigation, which remains ongoing
The first word on the shooting was a post on the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page about 7:00 pm confirming the incident, an arrest, and that the shooting victim was taken to the hospital, but gave no other information
The post did say the Sheriff’s Office wanted “to let everyone know…that there is no threat to the community.”
Sheridan County authorities say a man was shot Tuesday afternoon at Sheridan County Livestock in Rushville and a suspect is in custody, but little else is known.
A post on the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page about 7:00 pm confirmed the incident and that the shooting victim was taken to the hospital, but does not give his name or condition.
The post says the Sheriff’s Office wanted “to let everyone know…that there is no threat to the community.”
More information from either the Sheriff’s Office or the County Attorney’s Office is expected sometime on Thursday.