RUSHVILLE — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man just inside the doors of a church during Palm Sunday services in northwest Nebraska.
No other injuries were reported Sunday morning at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rushville.
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The Nebraska State Patrol says the man was suspected of an assault at another Rushville address and was spotted at the church. He's been identified as 32-year-old Clarence Leading Fighter.
It's unclear why he went to the church. The Rev. Joseph K. Joseph said Leading Fighter wasn't a parish member.
The patrol says it appears the deputy shot Leading Fighter to protect himself and the parishioners. The patrol hasn't said whether the man was armed.