One man was arrested and two were taken to the hospital after a shooting Friday night in Tecumseh, according to a news release from the Nebraska State Patrol.
According to the release, three men attacked a Tecumseh resident at his home in the 700 block of North Fourth Street shortly before 11 p.m. About an hour before the incident, the residents of the home, 64-year-old Raymond Brown and 60-year-old Janet Brown, received multiple threatening phone calls from two past co-workers, 26-year-old Colton Bridgewater and 20-year-old Levi Bridgewater.
At about 10:45 p.m, Colton and Levi Bridgewater, along with their father, 50-year-old Kenneth Bridgewater, went to the Browns' home. The Browns called 911 and told the Bridgewaters to leave, but they forced their way inside the home and began fighting with Raymond Brown.
Both Raymond Brown and Kenneth Bridgewater were armed with handguns. During the fight, Brown shot both Colton and Levi Bridgewater, and after additional struggle, Kenneth Bridgewater went outside and continued to yell threats at Brown.
An off-duty Nebraska Department of Correctional Services officer, who was not part of the incident, was nearby and responded to the scene and assisted in de-escalating the situation.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies then arrived on scene and arrested Kenneth Bridgewater on suspicion of making terroristic threats, obstructing a police officer, use of a weapon to commit a felony, second-degree assault, criminal mischief, burglary and trespassing. He was lodged in Johnson County Jail.
Colton and Levi Bridgewater were taken to the Johnson County Hospital and later flown to Bryan West Campus with serious injuries.
The Nebraska State Patrol and Johnson County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the shooting.