Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister, of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, says the 50-year-old father was arrested in Bennet on Wednesday morning. He was arrested on suspicion of assault and using a weapon to commit a felony. He hasn’t been formally charged.
Bliemeister says the man used a .22-caliber rifle to shoot 21-year-old Jeffery Stotler Jr. in the chest and stomach.
Deputies found Stotler, of Lincoln, in the backyard of the man’s home in Bennet. Stotler was taken to a Lincoln hospital.
Bliemeister says Stotler and the man’s 18-year-old daughter had been arguing while in Lincoln and continued to argue when they got to Bennet.