Man Shot By Girlfriend's Father Charged With Assault

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A Lincoln man shot by his girlfriend's father in Bennet, Nebraska last month will face a domestic assault charge.

Twenty-one-year-old Jeffery Stotler, who was wounded in the chest and stomach around 2 a.m. on March 20th, has since been released from the hospital and was cited.

The man who pulled the trigger will not be charged. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Department determined there was not enough evidence to support criminal charges against 50-year-old Michael Kinney, who was initially arrested for first-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. His daughter Miranda was dating Stotler. Authorities also said the shooting was in self-defense.

Deputies said a domestic disturbance between Stotler and Miranda preceded the shooting. They say the argument started in Lincoln and continued during the drive back to Bennet. When the couple arrived at the Kinney home, investigators say Miranda got out of the car and Stotler put the vehicle in reverse, knocking Miranda down with the open passenger door.

Stotler later forced his way inside the house where he was shot.

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