Deputies involved in Omaha standoff shooting back on duty

2012-06-21T16:00:00Z 2012-06-22T22:27:07Z Deputies involved in Omaha standoff shooting back on dutyThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 21, 2012 4:00 pm  • 

OMAHA -- Preliminary results from an investigation show a man wounded during an Omaha standoff with officers fired one round from his shotgun.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said two deputies involved in Monday's incident were returning to duty Thursday.

The standoff in northwest Omaha lasted several hours until a deputy shot 36-year-old Lance Wetzel, who remains hospitalized.

The sheriff's office said an officer had used a stun gun round on Wetzel when he left his vehicle. But Wetzel grabbed his shotgun and pointed it toward officers. The sheriff's office said a deputy then fired his rifle and hit Wetzel, who fired his shotgun once harmlessly into the air.

Officers were looking for Wetzel because his wife reported he'd punctured her vehicle's tires and he was wanted on a weapons warrant.

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