Woman who shot shoplifter at Lincoln convenience store charged with assault

LINCOLN – A woman who shot a reported shoplifter at a Lincoln convenience store earlier this month has been charged with first-degree assault.

Lincoln Police say 38-year-old Shelby Jones was arrested on Friday.

Police say Jones was a customer inside the Kwik Shop near 56th and Holdrege streets on August 1st when 22-year-old Tilian Tilian reportedly tried to steal something.

Jones, who had a concealed carry permit, proceeded to shoot Tilian causing non-life threatening injuries.

After an investigation, police say Tilian was running away from the scene when he was shot.

Tilian, who was not armed, was taken to the hospital, but has since been released.

Lincoln Police say Tilian will likely be cited in the future, but none have been issued as of Friday morning.