Authorities arrested a 22-year-old man in Polk County Tuesday night on suspicion of shooting another man at an apartment building south of downtown Lincoln early Monday morning.

Jeffery R. Wyatt Jr. was arrested for first-degree assault about 8:20 p.m. in Shelby by members of Lincoln's Metro Fugitive Task Force, Lincoln Police Capt. Jeff Bucher said.

He wasn't armed, authorities said.

The task force made up of Lincoln police officers, Lancaster County sheriff's deputies and deputy U.S. marshals was assisted by Polk County sheriff's deputies.

Investigators believe Wyatt shot the 40-year-old man twice in the torso at 919 S. 12th St. about 6:30 a.m. Monday.

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Officer Katie Flood said Wyatt went to the apartment to pick up a woman who was dog-sitting there with the other man. All three know each other, she said.

The older man and the woman had gotten into an argument before Wyatt arrived, she said. The wounded man remained in critical condition Wednesday but was stable and expected to survive his injuries, Flood said.

A Lancaster County judge appointed the public defender's office to represent Wyatt and set his bond at $250,000.

The judge also ordered him not to have any contact with the victim.

Wyatt remained in the Lancaster County jail Wednesday afternoon.

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