(UPDATED) BREAKING: Two Suspects in Custody After Shooting in North Platte

Posted 2 years ago

By Scott Carlson

UPDATE:

At around 1:00 a.m. on April 11, an Investigator from the North Platte Police Department responded to Great Plains Regional Medical Center on the report of a gunshot victim.

The Investigator met with the 30-year-old male victim, who reported being shot in the left leg by a male suspect, whom he claimed he did not know.  The victim also reported that he was shot while fleeing on foot from a parked car near the 1700 Block of West 17th.

While the Investigator was interviewing the victim, Officers became involved in a brief pursuit with a vehicle thought to be involved in the shooting, that started in the area of Oak and West 2nd Street and ended near 3rd Street and Adams.  Three occupants fled on foot, but Officers were able to apprehend all three subjects.

One male suspect, Britton Renfrow, 21, was arrested and jailed for Attempted Robbery, 2nd Degree Assault, Use of a Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Defaced Firearm and Possession of Prescription Medication, all felonies.  Renfrow was initially charged with Attempted Homicide, but the charge was reduced.

Another suspect, Ethen Bentley, 21, was charged and jailed for being an Accessory to a Felony.

A third suspect, Matthew Bobo, 28, was initially cited for Obstruction of a Police Officer and released.

However, Bobo was later found walking north over the Jeffers viaduct.  He was placed under arrest after officers found him to be in possession of a handgun.  Bobo was charged with Attempted Robbery, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.

Police believe Renfrow pulled the trigger in the shooting.

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Two male subjects are in custody this morning after a shooting last night in North Platte.

According to North Platte Police Department Public Information Officer Rodney Brown, a male subject suffered a gunshot wound to a lower extremity.  The injuries are not life-threatening.

No more details have been released.  Stay tuned to the Post for more information.

*THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY*


  • Hangulman

    Did this have anything to do with a recently single new dad who is/was an Army reservist in the hot sheets this morning? The one with charges of attempted homicide? Depression is an insidious disease.

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  • Reservist

    Dont know the guy in the hot sheets that you are saying is/was a reservist, but if he is/was, he is not associated with the reserve unit in North Platte or McCook. I have been in this unit for 16 years and never seen that guy. Just saying.

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  • Hangulman

    He was an all wheel mechanic at a US Army band unit according to his public profile. He wasn’t in my unit that is based out of Denver either. The only army band unit I know of is in Wheatland Wyoming.

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  • The Other White Meat

    Poor guy is gonna end up with stretch marks around his mouth..

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  • Please..

    What’s is wrong with Bobo? Did he just start hanging out with the wrong crowd or what?

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  • angler

    This Bobo character has been in trouble with the law regularly…how much longer will this justice system put up with him before they lock him up and throw away the key???

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  • DOC INMATE #476589

    FRESH FISH… FRESH FISH… FRESH FISH….

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  • ………

    Jeez bobo went downhill fast didn’t we? Your much better than this….

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  • Bobo

    Bobo has been going down hill for about 3 years now, keeps getting worse, he clearly can’t learn his lesson so off to state pen he goes!

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  • ok?

    being a class mate of Bobo I would have never thought of him as this kind of person. Guess that’s what meth will do to ya…. Just sad to see a lot of my graduating class behind bars , in prison, or lost there lives

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  • lame

    Matthew is an amazing guy with love for the Lord. He fell into one of the many snares this world tempts us with. Getting busted may have saved his life. The first steps toward redemption rarely begin in a pretty place. Hang in there Bo. After you get clean and do your time I fully expect a kickass bobo is back concert.

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    • PB

      Really? He loves the Lord? Jesus said in John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” So tell me agin how much he loves the Lord!

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  • Dude

    Meth is one helluva drug.

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  • Disturbed1

    I dont foresee any prison time….. they will just get a slap on the wrist like the rest of them……

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  • Charlie Murphy

    The firearm thing. That could turn into a FEDERAL charge real quick. If they find out HE defaced the serial number Bobo could do FED time, which may be better for him.

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  • someone who knows

    Whatever you may think…there is a lot of good in Matt Bobo. He went down a very bad path and hopefully he can get some help. He has a lot of talent. If there was ever a guy who encapsulated what addiction can do to destroy a life it is him. I pray for him and his mom. She is an amazing person

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  • saddeal

    Yeah I’m familiar with a girl Bobo had been hanging out with recently and she was my best friend until she thought it was super cool to start meth. I admit I was an addict myself and she was the one to slap some reality into me a little and now look at her path and the people she’s bringing down with her. Sickening actually. These type of people are poison to society and to be honest I didn’t learn my Lesson until I was shipped off for 4 to 6 and completed rehab. Clean and sober since! Well good luck Matt.

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  • RecklessRed

    As someone who is very close with Bobo I hope the best for him. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. What I find funny that no one has seemed to question yet, if Matt was simply walking over the viaduct minding his own, why was he stopped? Let alone searched?! Damn cops in this town have nothing better to do than harass people who are simply walking. Its sad. Yes, Matt shouldn’t of had all of that on him, but from the sounds of it they had no reason to stop him! Smh.

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  • ok

    Considering he had meth pot and a defaced gun id say its a good thing they stopped him :)

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