NSP provides updates on the Oakland shooting investigation

LINCOLN, Neb. (COLLEN) – The Nebraska State Patrol has released additional details about the investigation into a shooting that occurred Sept. 27 in Oakland.

The Oakland Police Department and Burt County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a domestic disturbance and shots fired in the 300 block of North Oakland Avenue in Oakland around 9:00 p.m. Officers found a male subject with a gunshot wound. The man, identified as 32-year-old Ryan Shuman, was taken to a hospital where he died.

The Burt County Attorney has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate the incident. A preliminary investigation indicated that the parties involved in a physical domestic dispute were involved in a physical altercation when one of the subjects discharged a firearm. That person defended his claim.

The investigation revealed that Shuman tried to force two people, a man and a woman, to leave the apartment. Shuman then attacked the woman and hit her several times. At that point, the man fired a shot at Shuman to end the attack. The man and woman then left the residence to render aid and call 911. The woman was treated for her injuries at the scene.

After a thorough investigation and consultation with the Burt County District Attorney, all evidence and statements gathered support the assertion of self-defense. No arrests have been made in this case and no charges are pending at this time.

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