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UPDATE: Shooting in Irvington Friday afternoon; suspect identified and in custody

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jul 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 11:38:06-04

IRVINGTON, Neb. (KMTV) — Update 07/09/2022 4:50 p.m.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has named 79-year-old James L. Methe as the suspect in Friday’s shooting in Irvington.

The victim was also identified as 66-year-old David E. Redding. He was transported to a hospital and is in “serious but stable” condition.

Methe and Redding are next-door neighbors, according to police. According to a press release, Methe confronted Redding over a missing welding jacket. Methe was armed with a revolver.

Methe was booked into Douglas County Department of Corrections and charged with Assault 1st Degree and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony.

The gun was recovered and taken into evidence, according to police.

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One man was shot and transported to the hospital in Irvington on Friday afternoon. A suspect — who is also male — is in custody, according to Chief Deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Wayne Hudson.

The emergency call was made around 3:38 p.m. Friday on Kimberly Lane and first responders found the victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Hudson told the press Friday afternoon that the two people involved in the altercation are neighbors. Authorities expect to interview the victim once he is out of surgery.

There is no further danger to the public.

This is a developing story.

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