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NSP looking for info. on teens who may have shot at cyclists

Posted: 12:30 PM, Apr 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-01 17:34:18Z
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — On Sunday, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) took three teens into custody after a car chase. NSP says the teens are also suspected of shooting BBs at bikers on Highway 77.

It all began on Sunday afternoon after a trooper observed a 2018 GMC Acadia going 100 mph down Highway 77, north of Princeton. A trooper attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle took off.

After a pursuit the Acadia went into a ditch near 120th and Highway 2. One of the suspects ran while a 17-year-old female and a 16-year-old male remained in the vehicle. The runner, 19-year-old Steven Schroeder was apprehended by a trooper and lodged in Lancaster County Jail.

It was determined that the Acadia had been stolen from Lincoln that day. In the vehicle, troopers found two BB guns and marijuana, which they believe was used "to shoot at riders on Highway 77 before the pursuit began."

All three suspects were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flight to avoid arrest, possession with intent to deliver, willful reckless driving and speeding.

NSP is asking potential victims or witnesses to call NSP Troop H Patrol Office at 402-471-4680.

NSP's Full Release:

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people following a pursuit on Highway 77 in southern Lancaster County. Two of the three are juveniles. The three are also suspected of shooting BBs at bike riders on Highway 77.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31, a trooper observed a 2018 GMC Acadia traveling at 100 miles per hour on Highway 77 north of Princeton. The trooper attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled and the trooper initiated a pursuit.

The Acadia drove on county roads, through Hickman, and eventually crashed into a ditch near 120th and Highway 2. One suspect fled on foot and was apprehended by a trooper. Two others remained with the vehicle and were taken into custody by another trooper. One of the juveniles, a female, 17, of Lincoln, fainted while in the trooper’s patrol unit and was then transported by ambulance to Bryan Medical Center West Campus.

After being medically cleared, she and a male juvenile, 16, of Lincoln, were lodged in the Lancaster County Youth Services Center. The third suspect, Steven Schroeder, 19, of Lincoln, was arrested and lodged in Lancaster County Jail.

The Acadia was determined to have been stolen from Lincoln on Sunday. A search of the vehicle revealed two BB guns and marijuana. It is believed that the BB guns were used to shoot at bike riders on Highway 77 before the pursuit began.

All three suspects were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flight to avoid arrest, possession with intent to deliver, willful reckless driving, and speeding. Additional charges may be added pending further investigation.

NSP is asking any cyclist who may have witnessed this or was a victim of this act to call the NSP Troop H Patrol Office at 402-471-4680.