Oshkosh Standoff Ends Peacefully


      The Nebraska State Patrol says a standoff with an armed suspect in a drive-by shooting ended peacefully early Thanksgiving morning.

     The suspect, 54-year old Henry Schuff of Oshkosh surrendered about 5:00 am and was taken to the Scotts Bluff County Jail on charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

      State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas says the Garden County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 11:00 Wednesday night reporting a drive-by shooting on the east side of Oshkosh.

     There were no injuries reported in the shooting and the call included a description of the vehicle involved. 

     Deputies spotted it a short time later at Schuff’s residence and requested help from the State Patrol, in part because they knew Schuff was barred from having guns.

      Thomas says when State Patrol investigators contacted Schuff at the home, he refused to come out. The NSP SWAT team was activated while negotiations on Schuff surrendering continued.

     He finally came out voluntarily at 4:50 am and was taken into custody. Thomas says additional charges are pending with the State Patrol continuing to investigate the drive-by shooting.