Shooting in Rural Lincoln County
On March 16, 2019 at 10:05 p.m., the North Platte 911 Center received a call from a male subject who said he had been shot multiple times on North Front Road. The victim advised he was in his vehicle on Front Road. Deputies arrived and provided emergency care for the male subject. North Platte Fire and Rescue transported the subject to Great Plains Health. It appeared the subject had been shot two times in the lower leg. The victim advised he was shot by twenty-two year old Jared Falkena who lived in a house just east of his vehicle.
Deputies attempted to make contact with Mr. Falkena, he refused. Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team was called out to assist Deputies. At 3:00 a.m. on March 17, 2019, Mr. Falkena came out of the house and was placed in custody. Mr. Falkena was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center and charged with Second Degree Assault and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible. Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in the incident.