Norfolk man found dead after standoff

Norfolk man found dead after standoff
Cory Dittman

NORFOLK – A Norfolk man who barricaded himself inside a home for hours has been found dead.

Norfolk Police Captain Michael Bauer said Monday morning that 47-year-old Cory Dittman was found dead in the home early Monday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

It all began after a shooting Sunday morning, as several law enforcement agencies converged on a house in the 800-block of Koenigstein Avenue where Dittman was holed up.

Capt. Bauer said Dittman shot 63-year old Leone Bussey of Norfolk Sunday morning.

The gun used in the shooting was recovered in the home with Dittman.

Norfolk Police, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nebraska State Patrol used robots, tear gas, bullhorns and flash grenades to get him out, but to no avail.

County Attorney Joe Smith said Dittman’s exact time of death is unknown, but that Dittman may have killed himself while authorities launched tear gas into the home Sunday evening.

Bussey was taken to Faith Regional Health Services hospital in Norfolk. Authorities said he is alive and is in stable condition after undergoing surgery on Sunday.