GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Saturday afternoon the Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team were investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in St. Paul.
The release stated that around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Howard County Sheriff's Office got a disturbance call involving two neighbors in St. Paul. One of the neighbors reportedly discharged a weapon during the disturbance.
Authorities said that the Sheriff's Office, St. Paul Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol all responded to the call to the scene near Sheridan and Jay Streets.
The release said that about 12 minutes later, officers from all three agencies had arrived to the scene. They began looking for all of those that were involved in the disturbance. Just minutes after starting the search, a group of officers found a subject holding a rifle near a garage.
Authorities said a trooper gave the man, 80-year-old John Vogel of St. Paul, repeated commands to put his weapon down. Vogel did not comply, and raised the rifle instead.
According to the release, the trooper then discharged his weapon twice, striking the subject. Officers at the scene, immediately gave aid to Vogel, who was then transported to Howard County Medical Center. Vogel later succumbed to his injuries. No one else was injured in the incident.
Authorities said the Howard County Attorney has requested for the Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team to conduct an investigation into the incident.