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Tyler Vercher

Tyler Vercher

A 20-year-old Lincoln man who shot a starter pistol at his girlfriend’s family in May got a year in jail and 18 months of post-release supervision this week.

Tyler Vercher pleaded guilty to terroristic threats May 24.

Police said they found 14 shell casings in the street just outside a home in the 2200 block of Y Street, where they were called about a weapons violation shortly after 7 p.m.

An Omaha man was sitting outside when Vercher and two others pulled up in front of the house, yelled for a resident to come outside, then fired at him from the driver's side window.

Police found two starter pistols on Vercher. Starter pistols, fired to start races in track meets, shoot blanks, and investigators matched the shell casings found at the scene to the starter pistols.

Lancaster County District John Colborn sentenced him Tuesday. With credit for good time and the six months he already had served, Vercher was projected to be released Friday.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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