North Platte Man Shoots Himself as Officers Close In

(7-16-14) A man suspected of beating his wife shot himself inside a North Platte home as officers closed in.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occurred late Tuesday night at a Mobile Home Park. Officers who were sent there to check on a disturbance discovered a woman who was bleeding from her head. She said her husband had kicked her and beaten her with a lamp. He'd fled.

Officers later were tipped that the man had returned to the home. As officers converged on the front of the home, they heard a gunshot from inside. They say they soon found the suspect, who'd shot himself. He was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney for treatment of life-threatening injuries.