Suspect charged in fatal south-central Nebraska shootings

February 22, 2019

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — The lone suspect in the fatal shootings of two people and the wounding of another in south-central Nebraska has been charged in the case.

The Phelps County Attorney’s office has charged 45-year-old Manuel Gomez, of Holdrege, with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of assault and several other counts.

Officials say Gomez is the sole suspect in the Thursday shooting deaths of 65-year-old Raymond Burton and 54-year-old David Rogers. Their bodies were found in separate units at the Sunrise View Apartments in Holdrege. Police say he’s also suspected of shooting and wounding 64-year-old Doyle Morse, who was taken in critical condition to a Kearney hospital.

Officials say Gomez drove himself to the county sheriff’s office while being chased by police after the shootings and was taken into custody without incident.

Authorities have not released details on what led up to the shootings.