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Old charges dropped in shooting case; man faces new charges

Posted at 9:25 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 10:28:48-04

HEBRON, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors have listed new charges and dropped old ones filed against a southeast Nebraska man accused of shooting two brothers — one fatally.

Thayer County District Court records say 21-year-old Michael Lewis already had pleaded not guilty to the charges dismissed Tuesday: assault and use of a weapon. Authorities say the shooting occurred Oct. 27 after 28-year-old Remington Elting, of Davenport, and his 33-year-old brother, Reuben Elting, also of Davenport, broke into Lewis’ home in Hebron. Remington Elting died and Reuben Elting was hospitalized.

Prosecutors have determined the shooting was justified, but they filed new charges last week.

Court documents say Lewis was involved in a fight a day earlier. He has since been accused of using a handgun to fire several shots into the air and pointing the gun toward at least two other men at a residence in Davenport.