BREAKING NEWS: North Platte Man Commits Suicide After Short Standoff with Police

Posted 9 months ago

By Scott Carlson

north_platte_patchA North Platte man committed suicide Wednesday night following a short standoff with police.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, the North Platte 911 Center received a call requesting a welfare check on a 27-year-old male in the 900 block of North Walnut at around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officers were told that Jesse Hornbacher was inside the residence and that he was armed and suicidal.

As a safety precaution, the area was barricaded off by law enforcement.

During attempts to negotiate with Hornbacher, officers believed they heard a gunshot come from the house.  Brown said officers feared that the young man had taken his own life.

Shortly after hearing the gunshot, police deployed a tactical robot.  Officers used the robot to gain entry into the residence and Hornbacher was found deceased.

Brown said Hornbacher appears to have died from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.  However, the cause of death is still being investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Lincoln County Attorney.

Witnesses tell the Post that a female and several children were allowed to leave the residence early in the ordeal.  No other injuries were reported.


  • smh

    It is very sad that this young man felt this was his only option. Prayers go out to his family and friends.

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  • Joel

    Prayers going out to the family

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  • iplayoutsidethebox

    Very sad….glad no one else was hurt also….or had to witness that.

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  • TO BAD

    what was going on in his life……………………………WOW

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  • Brittney Dailey

    Jesse was a good man and great dad he has left us all confused and heart broken. Here is to three hrs n the cold trying to break into my car after we locked the keys n it and even more to the three hrs of conversation. To a man who always smiled even when he was mad. We r lost without u

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    • Allergic2dumbPeople

      He shouldnt of hurt you guys like he did! You all didnt deserve it!

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  • Raven

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends

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  • Allergic2dumbPeople

    Whoa wait…… several children….. did he kill himself in a daycare?????? WOW!

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  • Allergic2dumbPeople

    You cant play God! Suicide is is taking your life… God is only allowed that right

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