Police: Intruders shot, killed woman shot in Lincoln early Tuesday

August 1, 2018

The scene of a shooting Tuesday morning in the 1900 block of Fairfield.

Intruders shot and killed a 36-year-old woman in her north Lincoln home in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said.

The intruders entered the home in the 1900 block of Fairfield Street just after 3:30 a.m., and police were called to the scene at 3:45, Bliemeister said.

Her family performed life-saving efforts until Lincoln Fire and Rescue arrived and took the woman to Bryan West Campus, where she was pronounced dead just before 5 a.m. Police were withholding her name Tuesday as they notify her family.

Seven people, including four children, were inside the home at the time intruders entered, but Bliemeister said no other injuries have been reported.

Police had no information on the suspects and were still trying to verify descriptions of the intruders and how many of them entered the home, Bliemeister said.

Several neighbors told the Journal Star they heard hear multiple gunshots in at least two volleys of gunfire, but they didn’t see the intruders.

Investigators ask that anyone with information on the shooting call the department at 402-441-6000 or make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

“We need information regarding who was responsible for this particular crime,” the chief said.

The woman’s killing marks the second homicide in Lincoln this year.

In March, Edgar Union Jr. was fatally shot following a disturbance between feuding gangs in a neighborhood west of Union College.

The alleged shooter, 16-year-old Natavian Morton, is at the Lancaster County juvenile detention center pending trial on second-degree murder and several weapons charges.

Update hourly