An internal investigation clears Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputies in the fatal shooting last Friday of a Lincoln man barricaded inside his southeast Lincoln home. Sheriff Terry Wagner says they followed correct procedure.
“The investigation has revealed that deputies followed the use of force policy, which authorizes use of deadly force to protect the deputy or others from what is reason to believe to be deadly force, the threat of death or serious harm,” Sheriff Wagner says. “The investigation also determined that our policy regarding evictions was followed.”
64-year old Douglas DaMoude was shot four times by Captain Thomas Brookhouser and Sergeant Tommy Trotter as he fought with another deputy over his gun. He had previously sent threatening letters to law enforcement officers if they tried to force him out of his foreclosed on home. DaMoude’s gun was not loaded.
“These guys have been through many of these situations before, evictions and other tactical situations,” Wagner adds. “The deputies had a world of experience between them in law enforcement matters and civil matters in particular. They knew what they were doing and were taking every precaution necessary.”
A separate investigation is being conducted by the Lincoln Police Department for the grand jury.