Wednesday's standoff raises total to five

Posted at 6:53 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 19:53:30-05

A standoff near 56th and Grover Wednesday night was the fifth in 2016.

Richard Marsh barricaded himself inside his home after police were called to a domestic disturbance.

Residents of this quiet neighborhood said they were shocked to see the heavy police presence down their street.

“I was just hoping everything was going to end ok that's all I wanted,” said one neighbored across from Marshes home.

Fortunately Wednesday night's standoff ended peacefully, after Marsh surrendered to police after a couple of hours.

This standoff comes after four standoffs earlier this year, two of them lasting 12 hours or longer.

“It’s kind of usually we are having so many of them happening to close together, I don't know if it's a trend or Murphy’s law, but there has been a lot of them lately,” said Lieutenant Shawn Millikan is with the Emergency Response Unit with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

He said right now their extra training for these standoffs is being put to use, “we respond to things, barricades, things that are kind of unusual, it’s not that the other deputies can’t handle it, we just have more training.”

Millikan said the increase in standoffs has been taxing, but it's what they are trained for.

“It does take a toll; it is tiring when you have been there 20 hours.”

Marsh did walk out with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, he was taken to Nebraska medicine and is expected to be ok.