A Lincoln man accused of shooting a second Lincoln man early Thursday in Grand Island was arrested later that day, according to a Nebraska State Patrol news release.
Antoine Johnson, who turned 34 on Friday, was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony in a shooting that left Gary Zierke III, 31, of Lincoln, critically injured shortly after midnight. Johnson fled after the shooting.
Grand Island police said Zierke was taken by life flight to an Omaha hospital in critical condition.
Later Thursday, the State Patrol received information that Johnson could be in the area south of Interstate 80 at the Henderson exit at mile marker 342. Troopers went to that location, found Johnson in a ditch about a mile south of I-80 and arrested him at about 6:45 p.m.
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