The Nebraska State Patrol and Phelps County Sheriff’s Department describe the suspect as a Hispanic male with a tattoo on his neck. He’s believed to have been wearing dark pants and a navy or black t-shirt.
Authorities don’t believe he is still in the Holdrege area, but are advising residents to be cautious.
The victim, identified as 34-year-old Donald F. Handy III, of Lexington, was shot shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday.
Authorities say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney