A Scottsbluff man has been shot and wounded during a stand-off with police.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports 29-year-old Matthew Schwab is listed in stable condition at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff after being shot twice by a veteran officer of the Scottsbluff police force.
The patrol reports it is investigating the shooting at the request of the Scottsbluff Police Department.
According to the NSP, Scottsbluff police officers responded to reports of a man armed with a gun and knife causing a disturbance at a home in the city at around 8 o’clock Mountain Time last night. Police confronted Schwab at the residence. He fled into a motorhome parked outside the home.
Officers from the Nebraska State Patrol, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, and the Gering Police Department responded to help.
Attempts to contact Schwab while in the motorhome proved unsuccessful.
The patrol reports Schwab finally came out of the motorhome at approximately 10:30pm, threatening officers with a handgun. Officer Matt Herbel, an 11-year veteran with the Scottsbluff Police Department, shot twice at Schwab, hitting his upper body. An ambulance transported Schwab to the hospital.
The NSP says it will forward its investigation into the shooting to the Scotts Bluff County Attorney.